Did You Know?
Did you know that over 3,000 miles of streams and waterways are unhealthy in the Cumberland River Basin? That’s roughly the distance from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon!
No matter where you live in the basin, each and every one of us impacts the health of our waterways. The good news is that we also have the power to protect and restore the water we depend on.
About the Program
The Adopt-A-Stream program invites groups to show how much they value our waterways. Through this program, the Cumberland River Compact will connect groups to their local streams and help them to restore and protect those streams. With a network of adopters across the basin, we can make clean water a reality!
Agree to adopt and care for a local stream segment, no less than 0.5 miles, for the period of 2 years
Complete one stream stewardship activity per year. The Compact will work with you to determine the best stewardship activity for your group and for your stream. Potential activities include stream cleanups, tree plantings, rain garden installations, depaving events, and more.
Please fill out and return a Stewardship Activity Form at least two weeks in advance of any planned stewardship activity.
Once You’ve Adopted…
- We will create an official web page for your adoption. The page will include information about your stream and watershed, the health status of your stream, and suggested activities to care for your stream.
- Plan your stewardship activity with the Cumberland River Compact.
- Complete a Stewardship Activity Notification Form at least two weeks in advance of any stewardship activity.
- If you live in Davidson County, we will mark your adoption with a custom sign.
Who We Work With
The Cumberland River Compact proudly works with Metro Water Services to facilitate all stream adoptions in Nashville, TN.
"After major flooding in our neighborhood in both 2010 & 2013, a few neighbors got together to see what we could do at a community level to keep flooding to a minimum. Unaware of the “Adopt-A-Stream” program at the time, we relied on our Councilman, Anthony Davis,...read more