'Get the Lead Out' program needs volunteers to clean Maumee River

'Get the Lead Out' program needs volunteers to clean Maumee River

Partners for Clean Streams is seeking volunteers to help collect derelict fishing line and lead from the banks of the Maumee River.

The second public Get the Lead Out (GLO) program of the summer will be held on Wednesday, July 11 at the Siegert Lake parking area near the 1-475 bridge on River Road (Side Cut Metropark) from 6 - 8 p.m.

If water levels are too high on the day of the cleanup, this event will be cancelled.

Volunteers should meet at Siegert Lake parking area.

Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get wet.

Teams will work along various portions of the river, all within the park.

During a GLO cleanup, volunteers walk in the shallow water of the Maumee River and along its banks, sometimes over logs, rocks, and through tall grasses, collecting lead and line that had snagged during the spring fishing runs.

All the lead will be sold and reused and the fishing line will be recycled.

The focus of this event is on removing fishing line, lead, lures, and hooks that have been intentionally or unintentionally left behind by anglers during the walleye and white bass run this past spring in the Maumee River.

Learn more and RSVP for the events by contacting Partners for Clean Streams at 419-874-0727 or via email at Paul@PartnersforCleanStreams.org.

Event-goers are encouraged to call Program Coordinator, Paul Fuzinski, if they have any issue trying to find the group at the event.

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