The Adopt-a-Stream program gives organizations, families, individuals, clubs and community groups an opportunity to help keep Kelowna’s streams healthy.
Groups can pledge to help our streams by:
- Picking up litter and debris
- Removing noxious weeds
For information on the program or to volunteer to adopt a stream, please contact the Parks office at 250-469-8503. If there are no streams available, you can ask to be placed on a wait list.
- Organization adopt a portion of a stream for at least two years.
- The minimum requirements include picking up litter along the stream a minimum of once a year, but preferably twice.
We supply kits that contain garbage bags, gloves and garbage pickers. Kits can be picked up from Park Services, 1359 KLO Rd.
Once the first clean up has been completed, we will install and maintain an Adopt-a-Stream sign, displaying the name of the active group volunteering in the area.
Anne McClymont Elementary
UBCO Geography Course Union
UBCO Freshwater Sciences
BC Geocaching Association
UBCO Earth & Environmental Science Course Union
The Bridge Family & Youth Services
Central Okanagan Naturalists Club
Okanagan Christian School
Tetra Tech EBA Environment
ECOSCAPE Environmental Consultants Ltd.
Hiawatha - in memory of Sgt. Robert Short
Rutland Senior Secondary - Environmental Science
1st Brandt's Guide Unit
1st Naitaka - Pathfinders
Interior Savings Glenmore
GreenStep Solutions Inc. & Clients
HSBC Bank Canada
École KLO Middle School
Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas
Okanagan College Deans Office
4th Naitaka - Girl Guides
Pathways Abilities Society
Girl Guides of Canada - Layer Cake Mountain District
Elevate Environmental Inc.
Hiawatha - in memory of Amy Parkes
Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport
RONA Contract Sales
Mission Lions Club
Wayant Group / Porsche Dealership
The Adopt-a-Stream program encourages organizations to make a commitment to our environment. Healthy streams, even very small ones, are an asset to our community. Streams and stream corridors provide 85 per cent of our wildlife species with habitat, plus valuable spawning and rearing areas for fish. They affect our drinking water and have a large influence on our recreational water quality.