The Town of Fort Mill’s adopt-a-stream program is a volunteer-based water quality program designed to protect our local waterways, improve the natural environment, protect wildlife, and enhance the beauty of creeks, streams and rivers in the Fort Mill area for future generations to enjoy.
Residents and groups interested in participating in the town’s Adopt-a-Stream program on the Greenway should contact:
Did You Know?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1 in 8 households in the United States experiences hunger or the risk of hunger. Many frequently skip meals or eat too little, sometimes going without food for an entire day. Approximately 33 million people, including 13 million children, have substandard diets or must resort to seeking emergency food because they cannot always afford the food they need. The demand for hunger assistance has increased by 70 percent in recent years, and research shows that hundreds of hungry children and adults are turned away from food banks each year because of lack of resources.
Launched in 1995, Plant-a-Row is a public service program of the Garden Writers Association and the GWA Foundation. Garden writers are asked to encourage their readers/listeners to plant an extra row of produce each year and donate their surplus to local food banks, soup kitchens and service organizations to help feed America’s hungry.
There are more than 84 million households with a yard or garden in the U.S. If every gardener plants one extra row of vegetables and donates their surplus to local food agencies and soup kitchens, a significant impact can be made on reducing hunger.
What Plant-a-Row Does:
Plant-a-Row provides focus, direction and support to volunteer committees that promote herb, vegetable and community gardening at the local level. We then provide training and direction to enable the committee to reach out into the community. Finally, we assist in coordinating the local food collection systems and monitor the volume of donations being conveyed to food agencies.
Greenway Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are currently utilized at the Greenway on an informal basis for the following tasks:
- Cabin Docents
- Program and camp assistants
- Trail maintenance and safety
- Staffing welcome stations
- Nesting bird projects
- Administrative functions
- Working special events like the Earth Day Celebration, BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, and the Fall Festival & Corn Maze
- Plant-A-Row for the Hungry garden
- Facility monitors
- ...and so much more
No matter your talent, there is a volunteer opportunity available for you.
We are formalizing the volunteer program and expect it to grow in importance and scope. If you would like to help create a formalized volunteer program with a solid volunteer recognition component, please call!
As the volunteer program is formalized, there will be much more information posted on this page.