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SC Adopt-a-Stream

Get Trained

Get started with SC Adopt-a-Stream by attending a workshop or other event!

Free training workshops are scheduled around the state for volunteers to learn and practice the SC Adopt-a-Stream protocols for Freshwater, Macroinvertebrate, and Tidal Saltwater Monitoring. Courses typically last 5-6 hours, including a classroom lesson and outdoor field practice, followed by an open-book certification test. Workshops are open to new volunteers as well as returning volunteers who are seeking annual certification renewal. An online recertification course is also available three times per year for Freshwater and Macroinvertebrate monitoring. Freshwater and Macroinvertebrate workshops will also soon be available in Spanish! Visit our Workshops & Events Calendar to find a workshop near you, as well as online recertification courses, webinars, and more!

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Volunteers smiling on a dock and holding SC Adopt-a-Stream Handbooks during a workshop.
The Center for Watershed Excellence
The Center for Watershed Excellence | 509 Westinghouse Rd, Pendleton, SC 29670