Adopt a Stream

Become a Stream Captain

Make a difference for future generations by helping to restore our heritage of clean, safe water.

  • Improve conditions for recreation, crabbing, fishing, and boating
  • Experience the beauty of our part of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Raise awareness about water pollution by becoming the voice of your neighborhood stream

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) offers Adopt-A-Stream trainings several times a year. Participants learn how to:

  • Safely remove trash from our waterways
  • Organize clean-up events
  • Report potential hazards

At the end of the training, you can “adopt” a quarter-mile stream segment within the Gunpowder Watershed and become its Stream Captain!  GVC supports Stream Captains by recruiting volunteers, providing them with supplies, and/or promoting their events.

View our Calendar of Events for our next Adopt-a-Stream training

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Eakes, Streams Program Coordinator, by email

Adopt a Stream Interest Form

Interested in Stream Clean Up?
Interested in Adopting a Stream?

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s Adopt-A-Stream program empowers individuals and groups to clean, monitor, and protect local streams and rivers in the Gunpowder Watershed.