Want to make a difference in your local stream or waterway? The Metro Adopt-A-Stream program started in 2007 with the goal of bringing awareness to the importance of our creeks and streams, improving water quality, reducing flood risk, and enhancing safety of the community. The program provides an opportunity for local businesses civic groups, watershed associations, churches, schools, couts, etc., to work together or separately to do their part in protecting and enhancing the watershed in which they live or work.
When you adopt a stream in your neighborhood, you make a difference in your community. Adoptions are for a period of 2 years and require at least one stream clean up per year. A sign acknowledging the adopting group and stream as well as supplies and trash removal are provided by Metro.
The Metro Adopt-A-Stream program is facilitated by the Cumberland River Compact and includes all adoptions within Davidson county. If you are looking to adopt a stream outside of Davidson County, check out Cumberland River Compact's Basin Adopt-A-Stream program!
Curious about the health of your local waterway? Use Cumberland River Compact's icreek tool to learn the status of your waterway and what you can do to help.
Contact: Adopt-A-Stream Program Facilitator for more information or to adopt!