We invite concerned people like you to take an active role in assuring the well-being of your communities' water resources.
Water pollution affects us all. Although there are no easy remedies, correcting water pollution depends on a future generation of informed, concerned citizens. Adopt-A-Stream is an educational volunteer water quality monitoring program designed to help you, help young people, help your local waterway. Groups supported by local cosponsors (civic organizations, sportsmen's clubs or service clubs) agree to observe or evaluate their adopted waterway and take action together to improve their lake, stream, pond, or wetland.
Adopt-A-Stream is designed for volunteer groups, scouting groups, youth organizations and teachers to collect information about their waterway and put it to work. Correcting water pollution also depends on good information. Regular water quality testing provides a mechanism for detecting and documenting problem areas that might otherwise go undetected.
The program provides the framework so that you can plan a monitoring program that suits your objectives. Is there new construction adding sediment? A septic not functioning properly causing low oxygen levels and little life? Is runoff from impervious surfaces like parking lots and streets adding pollutants and litter?
March 16 -- Seneca Park Zoo and Delta "Zoo Teen Program" Water Testing
March 20 -- Hillel School Science Fair
March 22 -- Tenth Annual Greater Rochester Earth Day CleanUP KICK OFF FREE Trash Bags/Registration at Canandaigua National Banks
April 6 -- Seneca Park Zoo Teen Program Earth Day CleanUP
April 22 -- Earth Day, Final day for FREE supplies at CNB Branches
April 26 -- Pick Up the Parks Monroe County Earth Day CleanUP Event - 9am-12:30pm Delta Labs to host at Webster Park
May 3 -- Penfield Town CleanUP - Meet at Recreation Center Baird Road 9am to 12pm
May 3 -- Brighton Clean Sweep
May 9 -- United Way of Greater Rochester Day of Caring
May 9 -- School to School Program @ Harley with RCSD School #1
May 16-17 -- Science Exploration Days St. John Fisher College
May 17 -- RCSD Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School #19 Science Fair
July 2 -- Upward Bound Program the University of Rochester
Sept 14-15 -- Greentopia | ECOFest High Falls, Rochester
Sept 17-19 -- Conservation Field Days, Ellison Park
Sept 27 -- Photo Finish 5K