Register Where to Adopt Requirements Working in the Stream
Choose a stream to clean throughout the year. This helps us remove trash from streams and identify other sources of pollution, like bacteria or paint/oil spills. We’ll provide safety gear and trash bags to volunteers.
Adopting a stream gets you outside and it's a way to give back! You can physically see the difference you are making to help protect our water resources. - Shelby Williford, a member of the Alpha Phi Omega co-ed fraternity at NC State University
Complete this registration form to adopt a stream in Raleigh.
Where to Adopt
Is there a stream that you like to visit? The map shows what streams are:
- Recommended by staff; and,
- Already adopted.
(The program is for streams in Raleigh city limits only.)
Click the icon in the top right corner of the map to view the legend. View a full screen map here.
There is a three-year commitment for this program. During this time you:
- Complete two stream cleanups a year (in the fall and spring); and,
- Add your data to this map after each cleanup.
Working in the Stream
|Provided Volunteer Material
Please remember to get permission from nearby residents if you need to enter their property to get to the stream.