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, e-mail Danica Heflin. (This program is facilitated through the City's partnership with Stormwater SMART).