Cobb County Government

Adopt A Stream

Adopt-A-Stream volunteers collect data about local waterways (streams, ponds, lakes, and wetlands) and wildlife habitats.

Projects include:

  • Bacteria data collection (E. coli counts)
  • Chemical data collection (water and air temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity)
  • Frog and toad data collection (vocalizations)
  • Macroinvertebrate data collection (identification and counts of aquatic insects, crustaceans, mollusks, worms)
  • Visual data collection (stream habitat survey, stream flow, stream channel cross-section)

Free training and resources are offered on an ongoing basis. Check our calendar for details on upcoming events.

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