Stream Watchers in the Stream Adoption Program are volunteers - concerned individuals, families, community organizations, businesses, youth groups, and school groups - all helping to monitor the health of our streams. By adopting a waterway, volunteers make a commitment to survey, learn about, and care for that stream.
Volunteers choose Level 1 or Level 2 survey options based on their time, resources, and experience. Level 1 Stream Adoption is most suitable for those with limited time or working with elementary-aged children and requires only a few materials. Adults, or those working with older students, may choose the more detailed options in Level 2.
Stream Adoptors can measure for:
- Visual Survey: Watch for signs of visible pollution including litter, water discoloration, discharging pipe
- Water Chemistry: Measure chemical parameters including temperature, pH, nitrate, oxygen
- Macroinvertebrates: Survey the aquatic insects, worms, and crustaceans that indicate the health of the water.
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