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Empower, Protect, and Restore: Join the SCWK Adopt-A-Stream Program

The Silver City Watershed Keepers (SCWK) Adopt-A-Stream Program empowers citizens to steward our waterways by monitoring environmental quality of streams, cleaning up litter, and restoring riparian areas. By becoming a stream steward and adopting a stream, you can help identify problems so that we can keep our waterways clean and healthy.

How does the program work?
Stream stewards make a one-year commitment to 1) make quarterly observations of their adopted stream segment over the course of the year using the Silver City Watershed Keepers Reporter app and 2) clean up litter two (2) times per year OR volunteer on restoration/beautification project OR participate in quarterly water quality monitoring. Stream stewards can renew their commitment every year.

Who can become a stream steward?
We encourage individuals, service organizations, businesses, scout troops, church and neighborhood groups, and schools to participate in the program. Children under 18 can participate if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Are participants compensated?
Stream stewards are volunteers and are not paid. However, you will receive an Adopt-A-Stream t-shirt, training in stream monitoring, stewardship and restoration, and recognition in Adopt-A-Stream program materials. Most importantly, you will feel the personal satisfaction of doing your part to keep our waterways healthy and community clean.

How do I sign up?
If you’re interested in adopting a stream segment, respond to this need to get connected with the program. Alternatively, you can contact Beth Cable, Silver City Watershed Keepers Coordinator, at Stream stewards must sign a program agreement and waiver form to participate in the program.