Adopt a Stream and Stream Search
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West Michigan Environmental Action Council
1514 Wealthy S.E.
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
(616) 451-3051
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Adopt-a-Stream is a year-round program with varying activities. The amount of involvement is up to you. Streams may be adopted by individuals, schools, organizations, and companies.

I would like general information on the Adopt-a-Stream program.

I have a stream I would like to adopt and would like to register for the program.

Stream Search is an opportunity for people to do real science in partnership with WMEAC and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Volunteers collect information about the health of our streams and rivers. Stream Search events are held twice yearly, in spring and fall, with training for team leaders. There are two ways you can get involved:

  • You can be trained as a team leader and take a group of volunteers out on Stream Search days. Trainings are held two Saturdays per year, and Stream Search events are two Saturdays per year.

  • Or, you can be a volunteer on Stream Search day, and our trained leaders will show you how it's done. Waders and nets are provided. Stream Search events are held twice per year, spring and fall, and are on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Next STREAM SEARCH training is
October 7, 2000 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Next STREAM SEARCH event is
October 14, 2000 8 a.m.-12 noon
(Rain Date: October 28)

I would like to be a STREAM SEARCH team leader and would like to be notified of the next training opportunity.

I would like to be a volunteer and participate in STREAM SEARCH events.

1) Is there a particular stream or river you would prefer to work on or would like to adopt? Please give us the location and name.

2) Tell us about yourself. Do you have previous experience or knowledge of stream ecology or biological monitoring?


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