How does the program work?
Volunteer groups select an island, boat landing or section of river or creek and conduct litter pickups at least two times a year for two years.
Groups are encouraged to conduct one pickup on the third Saturday of September in conjunction with Beach Sweep River Sweep sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources. The second pickup should take place during the Great American Cleanup between March 1 and May 31. Groups can conduct additional pickups on their preferred date(s).
KMB supplies trash bags and gloves and has a limited number of hip waders available for volunteer groups to borrow. All volunteer groups are recognized on KMB’s website. When possible, permanent signs acknowledging volunteer groups will be placed at or near their adopted section of waterway.
Who can participate?
Anyone who has an interest in cleaning up and protecting Midlands-area waterways is encouraged to take part in Adopt-A-Waterway.
Volunteer groups may include:
- Student clubs, classes or organizations
- Local businesses and corporations
- Fishing, boating or paddling clubs and other outdoor organizations
- Scout troops
- Civic organizations
- Churches and faith-based organizations
- Sports teams
- Any group that wants to improve the environment
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