Litter — a common source of pollution — threatens the health and beauty of far too many of our treasured lakes, streams and rivers. The Adopt-A-Waterway program offers volunteer groups the opportunity to address water-based litter issues in Richland and Lexington Counties. Please join us in protecting and cleaning up our creeks, rivers, lakes, boat landings and islands.
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More than 50 groups have signed up for Adopt-A-Waterway so far! It’s not too late to get involved, and there are still many waterways available for adoption. Click here to get involved.
More important information about Adopt-A-Waterway:
How does it Work?
Adopt-A-Waterway Program Partners
Special thanks to Johnson’s Garbage Service for providing trash pickup for our Richland County Adopt-A-Waterway groups.
The Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program is sponsored by the SC Department of Transportation. Keep the Midlands Beautiful coordinates the AAH program for roads in Richland and Lexington Counties. Keep the Midlands Beautiful also coordinates the Adopt-A-Street program for the City of Columbia.
Through the Adopt-A-Highway and Adopt -A-Street programs, caring citizens take part in preserving and maintaining streets throughout the Midlands. A wide range of community organizations, like civic groups, businesses, schools, and churches, adopt sections of road in or near their communities and remove litter from those segments at least four times a year for two years.
The benefits are significant. First, the program serves as an educational tool against littering and establishes stewardship of public lands. Secondly, the program helps advance tourism, development and quality of life for all of our citizens by improving the appearance of our area. Finally, the program saves taxpayer dollars by performing a valuable public service on a volunteer basis.
For other important information, check out the following pages:
Pickup Dates/Safety Training Dates
City of Columbia