Our Adopt-A-Waterway program builds on the principle that everyone can be a waterway steward. Our goal is to connect as many volunteers as possible to our watershed. Adopting a waterway involves a 2-year commitment to the waterway of your choosing — this could be a river or creek reach, or a stretch of shoreline or deeper water in a lake or pond. We ask for at least one stewardship project each year, such as a Spring cleanup day, citizen science monitoring projects (training provided), or willow plantings. Perhaps a project with your neighbors? The goal is to create a targeted Adopt-a-Waterway program that works for both the watershed and waterway stewards.
UCRWG can help you define your adoption area, assist with logistics such as working with neighbors and local municipalities, and with the choice of Best Management Practices for watershed protection and restoration for YOUR chosen waterway.