How You Can Help

adopt-a-drain

Clear your storm drain!
Prevent pollution like litter, sediment and leaves from flushing down the storm drains and getting in lakes and the Mississippi by keeping one (or two) near your home clear
Sign up here to ADOPT-A-DRAIN!

 

 

 

 

Use rain barrels! rain-barrels
Why?

• Rainwater can be used for watering landscape plants and gardens.
• Protect our rivers, lakes, and streams from runoff pollution.
• Control moisture levels around foundation of home.
• Provide oxygenated, non-chlorinated water, ideal for plants.
• Direct overflow to where you need and want it.
• Conserve water in summer months when demand is highest by catching rainwater for future use.

Our Stewardship Grant Program can help you plan your rain barrel locations.

Install a rain garden!
Why a rain garden?rain-garden

A rain garden is a planted depression that captures runoff from hard surfaces like roofs, driveways, walkways, parking lots and compacted lawn areas. They allow stormwater to soak into the ground, which reduces runoff. They can be planted with shrubs, perennials or native wildflowers and grasses, which attract a variety of birds and butterflies.

Our Stewardship Grant Program can help with design and [possibly

 

 

Rethink your lawn!lawn

Your lawn can help or hurt water quality. Follow this link to tips for a water friendly lawn.

 

 

 

 

Click here if you own a Businesses and would like to protect water quality. We offer Special Grants for design and funding assistance of larger projects.