BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HYBRID IN-PERSON AND ONLINE MEETINGS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE
The Adopt-A-River Program is a program that facilitates the monitoring, clean up, and enhancement of stream/river segments of Seminole County and is open to individuals and organizations interested in helping the environment. Learn more about this program from the public service announcement below:
To develop community networks that encourage active participation in the protection of natural resources in Seminole County by educating residents and businesses with hands-on restoration activities.
Many of Central Florida's waterways have become polluted with trash and debris. This, along with stormwater runoff, has created a negative impact on our water resources. Removal of trash is one of the many ways to help reduce pollution. We can also help conserve urban wildlife habitats with the removal of nuisance plants. This, along with education, will maintain the balance of our natural areas.
Volunteers agree to hold a cleanup along a particular section of water body at least twice a year. There is also an educational component where participants learn about water quality, conservation and environmental issues. Also, every volunteer (adult or child) who participates during a cleanup must have filled out an Adopt-A-River Individual Hold Harmless & Indemnification Agreement to participate. This agreement is valid for one (1) year.
Here are some informational materials that you can print and distribute:
*Please also visit the Wekiva Wild & Scenic River System webpage to learn more about protecting our important waterways!