Adopt-A-Stream Volunteer Program
The Stormwater Management's Adopt-A-Stream Program is always looking for new volunteer groups to walk, clean, and protect streams in Raleigh.
Volunteer groups enjoy walking their streams at least twice a year, typically once in the spring and once in the fall. During these stream walks, if groups observe any signs of pollution, they are encouraged to report them immediately.
In addition to the stream walks, groups organize at least one stream clean-up each year.
Stream clean-ups involve physically removing trash and debris from the stream to a nearby location for collection and disposal by the City. The City recommends groups to organize their clean-up to coincide with North Carolina's "Big Sweep" in early October.
Trash bags, safety vests, and latex gloves are provided for Adopt-A-Stream volunteers. Signs are also erected to recognize volunteer groups that adopt at least one mile of stream within the City limits.
When volunteer groups perform their stream walks and clean-ups, each group is asked to complete and submit a Field Data Sheet and notify the City of any pollution sources found. The City will investigate reported pollution problems to ensure they are eliminated.
Once a segment of the stream reach is adopted, the City asks adopting groups to get permission from all neighboring property owners for stream walks and clean-ups before entering private property. Educational door hangers describing the Adopt-A-Stream Program and its benefits to the environment are available from the City to help notify property owners of the volunteer group's upcoming stream walks and stream clean-ups.
To learn more information about joining the Adopt-A-Stream Program, please contact contact Mac Smith at 919-996-3940 or StormwaterHelpingU@raleighnc.gov
Active Volunteer Groups within Adopt-A-Stream
|Aecom||NC AWWA WEA Students & Young Professionals|
|Ajinomoto N. America, Inc.
||NC Wildlife Federation Capital Chapter|
|AMEC Earth and Environmental||NCSU Student Fisheries Society|
|Amy & Bryan Dick
||North Raleigh Presbyterian Church|
|Appalachian State University-Triangle Chapter
||NCRR Youth Group|
|ASCE Eastern NC Younger Members Group||Overcash Family|
|Black & Veatch International Co.||Pace Analytical Services, Inc.|
|Blue Phoenix of North Carolina||Parsons Brinkerhoff|
|Boylan Heights Association||Partners for Environmental Justice|
|Boy Scout Troop 214||Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity|
|Boy Scout Troop 352||Plexus Engineering Solutions|
|Boy Scout Troop 357||Raleigh Aquarium Society|
|Brentwood Exchange Club||Raleigh Rotoract|
|Brown and Caldwell||Red Hot & Blue|
|Calyn & Jack Disbrow||RK & K|
|CDM Smith||Rotary Club of Crabtree|
|CH2M Hill||Rotary Club of Raleigh|
|Companion Animal Club||Solutions IES|
|Courtyard Raleigh Crabtree Valley Hotel||S.A.F.E.|
|Dewberry and Davis, Inc.||Stantec Consulting|
|Eastern Research Group, Inc.||Stewart Engineering|
|Enloe High School NHS||The Fishermen|
|FCM Raleigh||The Todd & Sarah Allen Family|
|Gardner Stream Team||Triangle Rainbow Bowling|
|Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.||Triangle Korean Club|
|HDR Engineering||Veterinary Student Public Health Corps|
|Jammin J's||Wake County Audubon Society|
|Lake Raleigh Consortium||Wake Early College of Health & Science|
|Life Technologies||Wade & Reese Veasey|
|Longview Park Community Watch||Walnut Creek Elementary School|
|McKim & Creed||WVJR Extream Team|
|Mike Young Real Estate|
Contact Stormwater Management at 919-996-3940 or email