Program Overview

  1. Local businesses, organizations, watershed groups, schools/classes, scout groups and other neighborhood groups can adopt a portion of Chippewa Creek for the purpose of managing litter along stream banks, shorelines and in the waterway. 
  2. Encouraged to monitor their stream section for signs of pollution or illegal dumping and report this to the NBMCA. 
  3. Designate a Representative over the age of 18 to act as the point of contact with the NBMCA. T
  4. The Adopting Group should walk the section of Chippewa Creek and the EcoPath to ensure the site conditions are appropriate for the abilities of the group’s members.
  5. Adopting Groups agree to collect litter along the creek and path at least twice a year. 
  6. Each stream cleanup typically lasts for 1 – 2 hours.
  7. Must commit to adopting their section for a period of at least two years. 
  8. Contact the NBMCA at least two weeks before a scheduled cleanup. At that time, the Group will be provided with gloves, trash bags, garbage pickers and other support as needed.
  9. Pile litter collected in a centralized location designated by the NBMCA and the NBMCA will pick it up. 
  10. The Adopting Group agrees not to plant or remove any plants along the shoreline or banks or upland areas.

Adopt the Creek Guidelines

For information contact: ecopath@nbmca.on.ca

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