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SC Adopt-a-Stream Information

  • Volunteer Monitors must register in the SC Adopt-a-Stream Database to enter sites and data. This  registration presentation has been created to guide you through the registration process. Please email Emily Anderson,, with all database questions and inquiries.
  • SC Adopt-a-Stream Kits: Your group can choose to either buy a kit or assemble it yourself. If you wish to purchase an assembled, complete monitoring kit, please contact Beth Button ( ) of USC Upstate.  
  • Visit the SC Adopt-a-Stream Marketplace to find full-color handbooks, supplies, t-shirts, and more!

SC Adopt-a-Stream Data Sheets

  1. Stream Habitat Assessment Data Form
  2. Combined Chemical, Macro, and Bacteria Data Form
  3. Saltwater Data Form 

SC Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Resources

  1. SC Adopt-a-Stream Macro Reference Guide
  2. SC DHEC Macro Key
  3. SC DHEC Macro Key - 11x17 2-page print ready version
  4. SC DHEC Macro Dichotomous Key - NEW!
  5. Living to See, Seeing to Learn Macroinvertebrate ID

Need help identifying a macroinvertebrate? Email an expert from DHEC with photos for additional assistance!


SC Watershed Atlas - Link and open in new tab

Resources on Southeast Invasive Plant Identification