Our Stream Watch programs

...impacting water health through volunteer research.

Our waterways are precious. 94% of our waterways are polluted. Our waterways need volunteer monitoring.

Read more below.

Stream Watch volunteer programs:

We need your help

What waterway does my home and yard wash to?

If you live on land, you live in a watershed. A watershed is an area of land where everything in that area - including trash, water, chemicals, and waste - washes down to the same river, bay or other major waterway.

To find out what body of water your house and yard washes to - and what your hometown's watershed is called - click your county: New Castle County, Kent County, Sussex County, outside of Delaware.

Our waterways are precious

Our streams and rivers provide drinking water, opportunities for fishing, swimming or boating, water for agriculture and business, and are a home for wildlife.

94% of our waterways are pollluted

Delaware's waters are degraded by polluted runoff from development and agriculture, wastewater discharges, and changes to our landscapes.

Our waterways need volunteer monitoring

Volunteers are needed because it is impossible for government agencies to survey all our waters on a regular basis. Volunteers can perform this vital work, locating problems that would otherwise go unnoticed or documenting areas where our waters are improving. Small actions can collectively make a big difference.

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