• Delta Introduction
      Welcome to Adopt-A-Stream

      We invite concerned people like you to take an active role in assuring the well-being of your communities' water resources.

      Water pollution affects us all. Although there are no easy remedies, correcting water pollution depends on a future generation of informed, concerned citizens. Adopt-A-Stream is an educational volunteer water quality monitoring program designed to help you, help young people, help your local waterway. Groups supported by local cosponsors (civic organizations, sportsmen's clubs or service clubs) agree to observe or evaluate their adopted waterway and take action together to improve their lake, stream, pond, or wetland.

      Adopt-A-Stream is designed for volunteer groups, scouting groups, youth organizations and teachers to collect information about their waterway and put it to work. Correcting water pollution also depends on good information. Regular water quality testing provides a mechanism for detecting and documenting problem areas that might otherwise go undetected.

      The program provides the framework so that you can plan a monitoring program that suits your objectives. Is there new construction adding sediment? A septic not functioning properly causing low oxygen levels and little life? Is runoff from impervious surfaces like parking lots and streets adding pollutants and litter?

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    • Photo Finish 5K 2014

      Come Support Delta!!

      Rochester’s Race to $1 Million

      On Saturday, September 27, 2014, George Eastman House will hold its fourth annual Photo Finish 5K. We also call this run/walk event “The Philanthropy Challenge” because you can be a part of continuing Mr. Eastman’s wish to make Rochester the healthiest and best place in the world to live and work. The goal of the race is to embody both George Eastman’s philanthropic spirit and his ideals of wellness and health, while raising funds for George Eastman House and all of the organizations that make Rochester a great place to live and work. Imagine the impact when an entire community comes together to get involved.

    • Earth Day 2014
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    • Projects 2014

      March 16 -- Seneca Park Zoo and Delta "Zoo Teen Program" Water Testing

      March 20 -- Hillel School Science Fair

      March 22 -- Tenth Annual Greater Rochester Earth Day CleanUP KICK OFF FREE Trash Bags/Registration at Canandaigua National Banks

      April 6 -- Seneca Park Zoo Teen Program Earth Day CleanUP

      April 22 -- Earth Day, Final day for FREE supplies at CNB Branches

      April 26 -- Pick Up the Parks Monroe County Earth Day CleanUP Event - 9am-12:30pm Delta Labs to host at Webster Park

      May 3 -- Penfield Town CleanUP - Meet at Recreation Center Baird Road 9am to 12pm

      May 3 -- Brighton Clean Sweep

      May 9 -- United Way of Greater Rochester Day of Caring

      May 9 -- School to School Program @ Harley with RCSD School #1

      May 16-17 -- Science Exploration Days St. John Fisher College

      May 17 -- RCSD Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School #19 Science Fair

      July 2 -- Upward Bound Program the University of Rochester

      Sept 14-15 -- Greentopia | ECOFest High Falls, Rochester

      Sept 17-19 -- Conservation Field Days, Ellison Park

      Sept 27 -- Photo Finish 5K