Adopt-A-Stream is an exciting, community-led effort to track water quality throughout the Grand Traverse Bay watershed.
Adopt-A-Stream is perfect for families, friends, neighborhood groups, employee clubs – just about anyone who is interested in exploring our area streams and helping collect valuable water quality data at the same time.
How it Works
- Work with our staff to find a stream sampling location
- Assemble a team yourself or join one of our current teams
- Pledge to monitor your stream once during June and October
- Designate a team leader, who will receive training from the Watershed Center for sampling benthic macroinvertebrates. That’s fancy scientific terminology for “aquatic insects,” which can signify a stream’s health
What You Get
- Recognition on The Watershed Center’s website and in newsletters
- Fun, hands-on, place-based education
- Pride of ownership in our water quality
- Attend our New Volunteer Orientation and Training held each fall prior to sampling – no commitment necessary, just come and learn about the program
- Email Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231.935.1514 x3 to learn more
Become an Adopt-A-Stream Sponsor
Businesses, organizations, and individuals can become Adopt-A-Stream River or Stream Sponsors for an annual donation. Perks include:
- Name and link on web site
- Publicity in The Watershed Center’s e-newsletter
- Publicity on The Watershed Center’s Facebook page
- Unique opportunity to showcase your company’s or organization’s commitment to and investment in local water quality
Interested in becoming an Adopt-A-Stream Sponsor? Find all the sponsorship details here!
Thank You to Our Stream Sponsors!
The Donaldson Family
Elk-Skegemog Lakes Association
Rotary Camps & Services Water Committee