Adopt-a-Stream program

We are promoting an Adopt-a-Stream program to give 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

watch our instructional video 


Contact Claudia Buhler at 250-469-8955.


  • 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. 

Consent Form - Adults                  Consent Form - Minors

Available Streams


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.

These are the groups currently participating in the program.


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.