Bank accountability: Volunteers help at Clean Your Streams Day

October 3, 2014 | UToday
By Staff



More than 1,000 volunteers, including 323 from the University who helped on Main and Health Science campuses, participated in the 18th annual Clean Your Streams Day.

A total of 94 trash bags weighing 1,439 pounds were filled on Main Campus. Items that were collected included a Confederate flag, lobster crate, fire pit and kid’s pool, according to Ava Slotnick, outreach coordinator with Partners for Clean Streams.

On Health Science Campus, 3,755 pounds of garbage was picked up. A trashcan, velvet cape, traffic cones, vacuum cleaner, pool cover, 42-inch projection TV and a seat from a car were recovered, Slotnick said.

The University of Toledo is a community sponsor and a partner for the event, which engages community members to help clean up the banks of Swan Creek, the Ottawa River, the Maumee River and other local waterways.