Do Your Part

Volunteers Participate in Adopt-a-StreamYou can get involved to help protect water quality. You can volunteer to Adopt-A-Stream, Mark Storm Drains in your neighborhood, Participate in Stream Watch, or you can invite a speaker to your next meeting or classroom. For more information about our stormwater volunteer programs call 336-747-6960.


The Adopt-A-Stream program is a cooperative venture between the Stormwater Division and Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful. Families, neighborhood associations, scout troops, and other groups can all volunteer to Adopt-A-Stream. 

To volunteer, use the Stormwater Volunteer Form.

Current Groups

Current Adopt-A-Stream groups include the following:

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi WFU, Miller Park
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Winston Lake
  • Centenary Creation Care Team, Shaffner Park
  • Cub Scout Pack 779, Shaffner Park
  • Josh and Pam Doyle, Salem Creek at Washington Park
  • Hanes Companies, Peters Creek at Northwest Blvd
  • Knollwood Baptist Church, Creek at Mt. Zion
  • Tom Mann, Babcock Creek on Bethabara Park Blvd
  • Salem Academy and College, Salem Creek
  • Summit School 8th Graders, Creek on North Reynolda
  • Whole Foods, Tanners Run
  • Woodland Hills Community, Salem Creek

Stream Watch

Muddy Stream BankStream Watch is an educational, citizen science program to help everyone learn more about our local waterways in Winston-Salem in cooperation with the NC DEQ. Volunteers will help make visual observations about our local waterways and share pictures of the creeks and streams they visit through our survey. Volunteers will also learn how to identify stream features and different stream habitats. Learn more about Stream Watch by visiting our Stream Watch website.

To volunteer for Stream Watch, please use the Stormwater Volunteer Form.

Storm Drain Marker Program

Storm Drain Marking can be done by anyone! Volunteers mark storm drains in their neighborhoods or anywhere in the city where storm drains haven't been marked.  In addition, volunteers place informational door hangers on neighborhood doors to let residents know about stormwater runoff pollution. This one-time activity is a powerful educational tool for our community.  

To volunteer for the Storm Drain Marker Program, please use the Stormwater Volunteer Form.

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Winston Salem State University Volunteer FairInvite a Speaker

The Stormwater/Erosion Control Program can make speakers available. Presentations can be made to community groups, businesses, for public events, and in the classroom to talk about stormwater pollution. We can staff a table filled with educational materials. These presentations can be customized to accomodate any time period you choose.

For more information on how you can protect water quality, invite a speaker to meet with your group using the Stormwater Volunteer Form.

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