The Adopt-a-Stream program is a volunteer opportunity for you and your group to get involved in environmental stewardship.

Groups adopt a stream and pick up litter around the stream twice a year to reduce water pollution. The time commitment for this program is a minimum of two years. Gloves and bags are provided.

The City will place a sign bearing your group's name along the road by your adopted stream section. Group members will also receive a car magnet for participation.

For your convenience all forms are available through the Interactive Map.

Why should I Adopt-a-Stream?
Who can Adopt-a-Stream?
How to Adopt-a-Stream
Before Stream Clean-up

How to Adopt-a-Stream

Current Adopt-a-Stream Volunteer Groups

Interested in taking your Adopt-a-Stream participation to another level? Check out the NC Stream Watch program. The program includes badges, prizes, educational materials, and more. If interested, email Danica Heflin. (This program is facilitated through the City's partnership with Stormwater SMART).