Clean-up the Streams in your Community (Adopt-A-Stream)


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


205 West Baxter AvenueKnoxville, TN 37917
Trinity Chapel 4-H after their stream clean-up.


Tired of Seeing Trash Strewn In and Along Waterways?

Adopt it!

Come with your family or gather your friends, coworkers, club members, or associates and become a member of the Adopt-A-Stream program!

Participating groups will be asked to complete two stream clean-ups per year at their chosen stream segment. We provide all the supplies (trash bags, gloves, grabbers, etc.), training, and safety information. We will even come help out and dispose of all your trash!

We also offer additional opportunities for groups to improve streams through tree planting, invasive species removal, stream monitoring, and education outreach events.

Interested in participating in the Adopt-A-Stream Program, or would like more information?

Call (865) 215-5540 or email

Please try to provide the following information in your e-mail:

- Group Name (example: Willow Height’s Homeowner’s Association)
- Name of Group Captain (each group should select a captain that will be responsible for attending the orientation and organizing clean-up events)
- The Team Captain’s telephone number and e-mail address
- Location of the stream section that you wish to adopt (we will provide suggestions if you are unsure)



  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Kids Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 4
  • Orientation or Training
  • Conduct annually 2 stream clean-ups per year

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