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.
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 about joining the Adopt-A-Stream Program, please contact the Stormwater Volunteer Coordinator at 919-996-3940 or by email at StormwaterVolunteers@raleighnc.gov.
Active Volunteer Groups within Adopt-A-Stream
|Aecom||NRCC Teen Group|
|AMEC Foster Wheeler
|Arcana||Partners for Environmental Justice|
|ASCE Eastern NC Younger Members Group
||Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity|
|Black & Veatch Water Division
||Plexus Engineering Solutions|
|Blue Phoenix of North Carolina||Raleigh Aquarium Society|
|Boylan Heights Association||Ravens in Action (Ravenscroft School)|
|Boy Scout Troop 214||RK & K|
|Brentwood Exchange Club||Rotary Club of Raleigh|
|CH2M Hill||Shaina BBG|
|Crosswinds Homeowners Association
||SHS Environmental Awareness Club|
|Eastern Research Group, Inc.||Solutions IES|
|Environmental Services Group, Inc.||Stantec Consulting|
|Follow the Child Montessori School
|Gardner Stream Team||The Allen Family|
|Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.||The Loza Family|
|HDR Engineering||The Overcash Family|
|Integrated Communications||The Sewell Family|
|Jammin J's||The Veasey Family|
|Mike Young Real Estate||Triangle Rainbow Bowling|
|Mordecai CAC||University of Michigan Alumni Association|
of the Triangle Area
|NC AWWA WEA Students & Young
|Wake Early College of Health & Science|
|NCSU BAE Stormwater Group||Walnut Creek Elementary School|
|NCSU Environmental Sciences Academic Program||Windsor Forest Neighbors|
|NCSU Libraries||York CreekKeepers|
|NCSU Student Fisheries Society|
Contact the Stormwater Volunteer Coordinator or the Stormwater Management Division at 919-996-3940.