What is Adopt-A-Stream?
This program is a partnership between the City and Olathe citizens to:

  • Build civic pride
  • Beautify creeks and streams
  • Increase safety
  • Decrease litter and pollutants flowing into our lakes
  • Aide our environment

How do I participate?

  1. Submit the Group Volunteer Participation Form
  2. Wait until the City contacts you.
  3. Organize a date for your cleanup.
  4. Contact the City at 913-971-9042 a week before each cleanup to:
  • Schedule delivery of free materials you will need such as trash bags and gloves.
  • Schedule free City collection of litter bags after your cleanup event.
  1. Contact the City at 913-971-9042 after each cleanup to let us know how many hours your group volunteered.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Can schools, churches and businesses Adopt-A-Stream?
A: Yes. We encourage schools, churches, businesses and other organizations to participate as a way to promote community service in Olathe neighborhoods.

Q. How can I get rid of the litter that is collected?
A. The City will dispose of litter collected. Contact us at 913- 971-9042 a week before each cleanup to schedule free City collection of litter bags after your cleanup event.

Q. How can I find out if there is an Adopt-A-Stream group in my neighborhood?
A. Contact us at 913-971-9042 or OlatheConnect.

Q. Do you provide insurance for volunteers?
A. No. Adopt-A-Stream is a volunteer program.  You must have a responsible adult to organize and supervise group members to assure a safe environment and clean job.

Contact Information:




City of Olathe
Dept. of Public Works
Stormwater Management Section
1385 S. Robinson St.
P.O. Box 768
Olathe, KS  66051- 0768