Public Involvement

Community Help

Getting involved is a great way to keep your neighborhood and local waterways clean. There are many ways to become involved in protecting water resources in our community. Here are a few simple ways to help keep pollutants out of local water bodies:
  • Participate in or organize a local neighborhood clean-up.
  • Educate your friends and family about the impact pollutants have on water quality.
  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Citizens and civic organizations may volunteer to participate in any of the following ways.

Texas Stream Team Program

Texas Stream Team is a network of trained volunteers and supportive partners working to gather information about the natural resources of Texas and to ensure the information is available to all Texans.

The City of Sugar Land and Keep Sugar Land Beautiful formed a Sugar Land Texas Stream Team to monitor local creeks and streams.

Volunteers must complete three phases of training and are asked to make a two-year commitment to monitor their assigned site(s) monthly at the same time of day each month. Monitoring takes approximately one to two hours. A water quality monitoring kit for each site will be provided upon completion of training. Volunteers under age 18 must have an adult complete training and monitor their site with them.

If you are interested in participating, please visit the Keep Sugar Land Beautiful website or contact Vicki Gist, Keep Sugar Land Beautiful Executive Director.
Volunteer writing down information

Storm Drain Marking

The City of Sugar Land’s Storm Drain Marking Program is an easy way for residents and volunteers of all ages to get directly involved in reducing the amount of pollution in our streams and lakes.

If you are interested in marking storm drains in the City of Sugar Land, please visit Keep Sugar Land Beautiful and complete the Storm Drain Marking Volunteer Application Form.
Volunteers in orange vests standing next to a storm drain


The Adopt-A-Spot program provides an opportunity for groups to show pride in Sugar Land by volunteering to adopt a public area for the purpose of litter reduction and beautification.

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful currently administers 23 Adopt-A-Spots in partnership with the City of Sugar Land.

Don't have time to adopt a spot? Consider adding dogplogging to your daily routine.

Dogplogging is the practice of picking up litter while walking your dog. Just leash up your dog, grab a garbage bag and take your usual walk. If you're not comfortable picking up items by hand, you can always carry along a grabber.

For more information on ways to get involved in your community email or

Volunteers standing next to Adopt-a-Highway sign