Volunteer Program Overview​

Take a Peek at Your Creek!

Check our featured volunteer activity, Streamside Snapshot.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services engages over 4,000 volunteers each year to help improve and protect local streams and lakes! We hope you will join us!

We have a variety of volunteer activities that can accommodate all ages, abilities and interests. Parents like our activities for teaching young children to care about the environment. High school and college students like our activities for earning community service hours or extra credit. There are activities for groups and single individuals and most only require a few hours to participate. Contact us and we'll help you find an activity just right for you!

Volunteering with us is a great way to have fun and support healthy streams and lakes. Everyone walks away feeling good!

Please see our Big Spring Cle​an photo album to see photos of one of our volunteer activities! Pictures speak volumes about the fun our volunteers have and the difference they make for our community!



Second SaturdaySecond Saturday
The Big Spring CleanThe Big Spring Clean
Storm Drain MarkingStorm Drain Marking
Tree Planting EventsTree Planting Events
Volunteer MonitoringVolunteer Monitoring
Volunteer EventsVolunteer Events

All volunteers under the age of 18 must sign the CMSWS Youth Participation Waiver ​to participate in each event or program. Children 15 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children ages 16-17 that can drive themselves to our events may have a parent or guardian sign the waiver and bring it to the event.

Volunteer Spotlight

We would like to send a huge round of applause to the Park South Station Neighborhood Adopt-A-Stream volunteers. Since joining the program in 2019, they have held three cleanups, which have contributed 86 bags of trash and an estimated 1,600 pounds of trash being removed from Little Sugar Creek. The participants of this group are all neighbors who join together to help keep their community clean and beautiful. Thanks for all you do for our water quality!

Questions? Contact:

David Caldwell

Mecklenburg County Senior Environmental Specialist

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Park South Station Neighborhood Adopt-A-Stream volunteers.