Keep Rivers Wild for Wildlife
Adopt a Stream
The Nebraska Wildlife Federation's state-wide Adopt A Stream program is designed
to help school, youth, and community groups and individuals
adopt a portion of a local stream, assess and monitor the aquatic health of their stream, and develop
conservation projects that restore and improve fish and wildlife habitat. The goal is simple: to help Nebraskans take an active role in monitoring, conserving and appreciating streams in their area.
In partnership with Doane College in Crete and the
5-county Public Health Solutions, and thanks to funding from the Environmental
Protection Agency, we now have an online database where stream and lake
volunteer monitoring data can be stored and viewed. We are also developing a
series of online training videos that will give you the basics of how to test
for pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and other key indicators of water quality.
Check back to our site over the next few months as
we complete the series of videos, add information, and build out our Adopt a
Stream site. You can also sign up for our free Adopt a Stream email newsletter,
which will have information on future workshops, information, and other
opportunities. For more information, visit our
Adopt A Stream home page here.