Make an impact in Central Iowa!

posted 3/27/2019

You like my stream? Gee thanks, just adopted it.

 Metro Waste Authority is proud to help keep streams in central Iowa clean with our Adopt a Stream program. Partnering with city staff and residents like you, we support teams of volunteers to go into waterways and clean the waste that collects in the riverbeds.

Together, we have cleaned over 50 miles of Polk County’s streams, but there are many more that need to be adopted. When you adopt a stream through our Adopt a Stream program, you commit to cleaning the stream once a year. In exchange for your volunteer work, you earn recognition for your team with a sign displayed at the start and stop of your adopted section.

Want to get involved? Visit Adopt a Stream to see how you can adopt an unclaimed stream in your community.