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South Carolina Adopt-a-Stream



What is Adopt-A-Stream?  

South Carolina Adopt-a-Stream (SC AAS) is a partnership program between SCDHEC and Clemson’s Center for Watershed Excellence that seeks to create a network of watershed stewardship, engagement, and education through involvement.  

Why is Adopt-A-Stream important?

We use our waters for drinking, recreation, and scenic enjoyment. Wildlife rely heavily on a clean water supply. Adopt-A-Stream is a great way to get involved and help insure South Carolina waters stay healthy and beautiful. 

Why should you get involved? 

SC AAS volunteers can play an important role in monitoring and tracking water quality while sharing information about local water resources with their communities. In providing baseline information about stream conditions, volunteers, local communities, educators, and local government agencies can partner to protect and restore our waters. 

How can you get involved? 

It’s easy! Make a commitment!

  1. Decide that you want to protect and restore our waters York County waters.
  2. Find out when and where the next free Adopt-a-Stream class is being hosted.
  3. Attend the training.
  4. Perform Adopt-a-Stream assessments and report them.

Important: All training will be provided by Adopt-A-Stream trainers. You do not have to have to be a scientist, environmentalist, or biologist to join this amazing effort. All volunteers are welcome!  

All Supplies and materials are available for checkout, for free, to all certified Adopt-a-Stream volunteers at the Planning and Development building located at 18 W. Liberty Street York, S.C. 29745. 

Please bring your drivers license with you when checking out the Adopt-a-stream kit. 

If able, please print out and bring with you this supply kit check out form.  

YC Stormwater_Adopt-A-Stream kit sign out form (PDF)

AAS brochure
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To learn more about SC Adopt-A-Stream, and to sign up for the next free class click on the links below.



Looking for the Adopt-a-Stream brochure? 

SC AAS_Fresh water brochure (PDF)

Already a volunteer? 

looking for blank assessment forms? Download the appropriate PDF forms below.

Adopt-a-Stream_Phys,Chem,Bact,Macro Form (PDF)

Adopt-a-Stream_Stream Habitat Assessment form (PDF)

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