Looking for an opportunity to spend some time outside while making a difference in your community? Check out our Adopt-A-Stream program! To adopt a stream contact Kellie Herman at or 417-864-2087

What are volunteers’ responsibilities?

  • Conduct cleanup (litter removal) of the adopted stream segment at least 3 times per year.
  • Keep the City informed of your cleanups. Organizations are required to participate for at least one full year. Adoption is renewable annually given that program requirements are met.

What does the City provide?

  • Trash bags.
  • Pick up and disposal of the bags.
  • Adopt-A-Stream signs at the adopted stream segment, recognizing the volunteers’ efforts. 

For more information, view our Adopt-A-Stream Brochure

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