Adopt a Stream!

Metro Waste Authority presents Adopt A Stream!

posted 6/20/2018

Improve Your Waterways!

We're looking for volunteers to adopt segments of stream and keep them clean!

Waterways are some of the most common places for garbage to end up when not disposed of properly. Metro Waste Authority recognizes this and tries to help groups clean up the streams so that everybody can enjoy this important community resource!  

The Adopt a Stream program helps you work with your city and lends you the materials necessary to host stream cleanup events with friends and family. Metro Waste Authority staff make sure you have the tools and connections necessary to foster a clean-up team who is excited and motivated to keep garbage out of Polk County waterways! 

Interested in the program? Want to find out what streams are available to adopt in your city? Find out more information at or email Jenny Koska at

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