Adopt-A-Stream Mississippi is a cooperative effort between the Mississippi Wildlife Federation and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to involve citizens, like you, in stream stewardship and water quality monitoring. The common theme of the Adopt-A-Stream program is caring for and learning to conserve our water resources. Adopt-A-Stream promotes environmental stewardship through training workshops, outdoor field activities and by introducing participants to watershed action projects.
Mississippi is fortunate to have abundant water resources. Streams, lakes and marshes provide a home for aquatic life and help maintain the sensitive balance of nature. Mississippi's waters are excellent resources for fishing, swimming, and canoeing. Rivers are a vital source for drinking water, agriculture, and industry. The quality of that water affects all of these uses. Everyone needs to play his part in protecting these resources for the future.