Program Overview

As part of the Town of Warrenton's education and outreach program for the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit, the Town seeks volunteers (individuals, groups, or organizations) to participate in an Adopt a Stream program modeled after the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) stream program. 

The program is designed to bring participation in clean water endeavors to a community and personal level by asking citizens to become actively involved in protecting our water resources.

The program consists of a minimum of two stream clean-ups per year. The Town will provide clean-up supplies and signs to designate adopted areas.

Past Clean-Ups


Thank you to Saint James Episcopal School (SJES) Volunteers, Town staff, and everyone involved in making the Walker Dr. stream clean-up events a huge success. SJES volunteers cleaned up twice a year a 0.2-mile section of the stream near the Walker Dr. area, from Academy Hill Extended to Benner Dr., and collected an average of 50 lbs. of trash every year. The Town appreciates your continued support and dedication to our clean-up efforts.

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Boy Scout Troop 2020, cleaned up a 0.2 mile section of the stream near the 5th Street Dog Park. Congratulations to Boy Scout Troop 2020 for becoming a participant of our Adopt a Stream Program!

Boy Scout Troop Clean up

The staff and families of Bohler Engineering participate in a stream clean-up on Lee Highway at Blackwell Road. Bohler Engineering is the first local business to participate in the Adopt a Stream Program.

Bohler Engineering

Boy Scout Troop 180, clean up the stream at the WARF between the parking log and the soccer fields.  The clean-up yielded approximately 700 pounds of trash and recyclables. Congratulations to Boy Scout Troop 180 for becoming the newest group to Adopt a Stream!

Boy Scout Troop 180 Adopt-a-Stream Group Photo

Contact Us

For more information about water conservation and education programs in the Town of Warrenton or to obtain an application form for the Adopt-A-Stream Program, please contact our Stormwater team via email or (540) 347-1101.