Town of Fort Mill Stormwater Department


The Town of Fort Mill has many different volunteer opportunities for everyone in our community.  From families with young children, to teens, young adults, groups, retired individuals, corporate or civic groups and more, we have something for you!

Current offerings are listed below.  We can also accommodate group clean ups for corporate, civic and school groups! Please reach out to set up a clean up.  Clean ups can be street (dry) or creek (wet).  

If you are an individual ready to volunteer, click here to fill out an Individual Volunteer Application!

Are you a group leader looking for a group opportunity?  Click here to be directed to our Group Volunteer Application form

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Stormwater Volunteer Opportunities

Litter Sweep

Twice a year, the Stormwater department hosts large-scale group litter sweeps of our local roadways.  Cleaning roadways helps ensure that trash does not end up in our lakes & streams. 

Adopt-a-Storm Drain

Volunteers can adopt a storm drain in their local area and do monthly clean ups of any trash and debris.  Supplies(gloves, trash bags & safety vests) are provided. 

For more details and to pick your drains, click here!

Adopt-a-Stream Clean

Adopt a section of local stream to clean at least twice a year.  Supplies (gloves, trash bags & safety vests) provided

Education Volunteer

 

Work with staff at local festivals, help us host educational events and interact with kids and adults to teach them about stormwater!  Training provided. 

Second Saturday Service (S3)

Two volunteers work together to clean up roadsideCommunity clean ups of roadways, parks & natural areas, hosted in select months of the year.  Supplies (gloves, trash bags & safety vests) provided.

Adopt-a-Stream Water Testing

In partnership with SC Adopt-a-Stream, volunteers are provided with a 6 hour workshop training.  Certified volunteers select a location for monthly water testing and report their data online to DHEC.  Workshops are offered locally twice a year. 

Group Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer group in vests smile

Scout Groups, Churches, Corporate and other groups are welcome to volunteer with us on a one-time or reoccurring basis.   Groups may adopt a street, stream or storm drains for regular volunteer clean up or arrange a one-time opportunity by reaching out to Mina at mmacdonald@fortmillsc.gov.   

Water Goat

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Do you have what it takes to be a part of our Water Goat Herd? Are you ready to GOAT (Get Out All Trash)?  In that case, sign up!

The Water Goat is a litter catching device that was installed in Dye Branch creek in spring of 2023.  The Goat will be cleaned out once a month by a small group of volunteers.  Volunteers will remove any trash caught in our Water Goat, bag it and fill out a short report form, to let us know how much trash was collected.  

Volunteers need to be at least 16 years old and all volunteers must attend a brief orientation and safety meeting prior to volunteering.  Volunteers who join the Goat Herd need to know: you may get wet! This volunteer role involves hiking, bending, hauling and splashing! 

Come join our GOAT herd!

Special Events

Help out at festivals and special events with the Stormwater Department!

Activity Shifts Start End
Volun-Thursdays 3 6/13/2024 8/1/2024

Mission Statement

Our Vision

Safe, healthy, and sustainable Fort Mill waterways that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Our Mission

Maintain and improve the Fort Mill’s waterways from pollution by mitigating the effects of urban development. To accomplish this, we:

  • Maintain compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations related to water resources,
  • Review proposed new development Erosion Prevention plans and conduct enforcement,
  • Maintain existing stormwater infrastructure,
  • Implement water quality programs, and
  • Engage the community through public participation and education initiatives.