Kelowna City Council has recently launched a new Adopt A Stream program to recognize the hard work and effort given by volunteers and organizations that have been working on stream
restoration. The program is similar to the City of Kelowna's successful Adopt-A-Road program. Groups can pledge to help streams in numerous ways including picking up litter and debris,
removing noxious weeds, planting trees and shrubs, painting yellow fish on storm drains, in-stream or streambank restoration and stream monitoring.
The program requires a group to make a minimum commitment of two years, paint the storm drains in the area adjacent to their adopted stream portion, and pick up litter and remove noxious
weeds along the stream a minimum of twice a year. Additional activities such as replanting, watering plants, and restoration are also encouraged. "Adopt A Stream" signs which display the
name of the organization or community group volunteering in this area will be posted by the city. Contact Michelle Kam, (250) 862-3339 local 338, [email protected]