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Adopt-A-Stream is a volunteer program that provides a partnership between the City and organized groups from schools, churches, and businesses to promote community service in Olathe and help the environment.

Visit the Adopt-A-Stream map to see what streams are available for adoption.

  • The City provides free materials such as trash bags, and gloves.
  • The City collects trash bags along the stream way after each clean-up event.
  • Insurance is not provided by the City of Olathe.
  • Participants must have a responsible adult to organize and supervise group members to ensure a safe cleanup event environment and a clean job.

Adopt-A-Stream Process

1. Contact us to learn if an Adopt-A-Stream group is formed in your area of interest.
2. Visit Volunteer Opportunities to submit a group volunteer application.
3. Wait for the City to contact you.
4. Organize a date for your cleanup event.
5. Contact us a week before each cleanup event.

The City will:

  • Schedule delivery of free materials such as trash bags, and gloves.
  • Schedule free City collection of trash bags after your cleanup event.

Contact us after each cleanup to notify how many hours your group volunteered.


  • Build civic pride
  • Beautify creeks and streams
  • Increase safety
  • Decrease litter and pollutants in our lakes and streams
  • Help our environment.

Contact Adopt-A-Stream on OlatheConnect or call 913-971-9079 for additional information.

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