Partners for Clean Streams pulls fishing line and lead from Maumee River

Partners for Clean Streams hosted Get the Lead Out at Side Cut Metropark on Wednesday (WNWO).

A group of volunteers were out cleaning the Maumee River Wednesday evening.

Partners for Clean Streams hosted Get the Lead Out, as they collected fishing line and lead from the banks of the river.

More than 20 people took the time to head to Side Cut Metropark to partake in the cleanup.

All the lead is sold and reused, and the fishing line is recycled.

"If we can get people to connect and care about the water, hopefully they'll do thing like this, they'll donate their time, money and energy toward conservation. We really try to remember what happened four years ago, and this is one way people can have a positive impact on our water quality," said Partners for Clean Streams' Hannah Smith.

This was their fourth Get the Lead Out event this summer. They are currently planning their fifth and final this year with the metroparks.

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