Stormwater Volunteer Opportunity

Last updated Nov. 05, 2018 - 1:31 pm
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The Stormwater Management Division has a “drop-in” option for individuals who want to help clean up streams, but aren’t ready to adopt a stream. It is a great way for you or your family and friends to give stream cleanups a try without committing beyond a morning’s work.

Stream clean ups are held twice a year during the spring and fall at locations with streams that are most in need and have not yet been adopted. Participants are required to sign a waiver and an adult must accompany minors. Safety vests, latex gloves, and trash bags are provided. Boots and work gloves are recommended. Pre-registration is preferred so that City staff can account for supplies and parking.

After the stream clean up, you will have the option to adopt a stream of your own through the City's Adopt-a-Stream program. Want more information? Contact the Stormwater Volunteer Coordinator or the Stormwater Management Division at 919-996-3940.

Fall 2017 Clean Up

Stream Clean Up

On Saturday, Oct. 21, 50 volunteers helped Raleigh Stormwater clean up the streams and surrounding parkland at Biltmore Hills Park.

Within two hours, volunteers removed 2,700 pounds of trash and debris from the area, including nearly 90 bags of trash, 30 tires, planks of wood, a toilet, a shopping cart, a bike, and a scooter.

These small efforts make a huge difference in preserving the health of streams and surrounding wetlands throughout the city. To learn more about the Foster-a-Stream program, contact Amy Farinelli, Stormwater Quality Volunteer Coordinator, at or 919-996-4008.

Why we do it: volunteer testimonial.

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