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Adopt A River is an outdoor action initiative that improves environmental health through community engagement.

Become the champion of your favorite waterbody!

Adopt A River allows groups, businesses, and families to 'adopt' a section of river or Belews Lake.


Charitable giving from your group or business directly improves our waters by providing

river cleanup trips, buffer restoration, water testing and macroinvertebrate sampling. 

Receive meaningful recognition by protecting our waters through Adopt A River!

These sections need your help!


Commit your group, business or organization to volunteering on your adopted section. This option is FREE, but you are going to sweat!

We'll bring you along for cleanups, testing, and more! *Volunteer option requires a 1-year commitment to the river section of your choice. 


Sponsor your favorite stretch, and we'll do all the rest.

Sponsorship provides:

  • River cleanups

  • Water Quality Testing

  • Macroinvertebrate Sampling

  • River Buffer Restoration

  • Business/Group Recognition

Flexible pricing listed below. Payments can be split weekly, monthly, or even quarterly all through an easy online transaction.

All donations are tax deductible

Two Ways to Adopt A River:

Adoption Levels

If you plan to financially adopt a section of river or lake, don't let the transaction be the end of your involvement! We want you, your team, employees and colleagues to be engaged with our outdoor resources so they may ignite or rekindle their passion for the outdoors. Each adoption schedule listed below has endless payment options for your convenience.

Please submit the form below to apply!

Aerial View of Kayaks


  • One cleanup event of your section

  • Buffer restoration at access site

  • Three months of added testing

  • Commemorative Plaque


Aerial View of River

SIX MONTH Adoption

  • Two Cleanups

  • 1/4 mile of bank restoration

  • Six months added testing

  • Macroinvertebrate Sampling

  • Commemorative Plaque


Calm Waters

ONE YEAR Adoption

  • Four Cleanups

  • 1 mile of bank restoration

  • One year added testing

  • Macroinvertebrate Sampling

  • Commemorative Plaque


Application Form

Please complete this quick application and we will contact you with next steps. Thanks for being a Good Steward to our environment!

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