What is the Adopt-a-Stream Program?

The Blount County Adopt-a-Stream program aims to bring awareness and preservation efforts to the different waterways in Blount County. We are fortunate to have a variety of creeks, a river and different water systems in Blount County and we need community help to continue to keep them monitored, clean and litter free. These are resources we cherish and also depend on, and it is a prudent that we protect them so as to keep these resources available now and for future generations.

The Adopt-A-Stream program is a citizen-based monitoring and litter-prevention program intended to protect the health and serenity of our local waterways, and to educate our communities on the environmental concerns that impact them every day on a personal level. The mission of the Adopt-A-Stream Program is to educate and inspire local residents to care for the waterways in their community by engaging them in hands-on environmental action through stream clean-ups.

The Little River Watershed Association, in partnership with Blount County encourages and can help provide help for cleanup efforts or anyone that wants to Adopt a Section of the Little River. For more information about what it takes to adopt a section of a stream, you can check out the application here: https://www.blounttn.org/DocumentCenter/View/306/Adopt-A-Stream-Program-PDF?bidId=


Folks out cleaning the creek in Maryville!

Folks out cleaning the creek in Maryville!