Take care of your neighborhood and the river at the same time!
Adopting a stormdrain is one of many ways you can help keep the Huron River clean and prevent flooding in your neighborhood streets! It’s simple and can be done as a group or as an individual. There are no strict timelines–you decide–so you can volunteer when it is convenient for you.
Anyone can adopt a stormdrain!
- Property and home owners
- Conservation organizations
- Scouting programs
- College students
- Concerned citizens
When you adopt a stormdrain you will
- Label it with a stormdrain marker, alerting others that it sends runoff directly to our local waterways–no filters, no treatment.
- Then simply do your best to clean debris like leaves and litter from its grate on an ongoing basis. (details below)
If you are interested in adopting a particular stormdrain or street, fill out our Adopt-a-Stormdrain Sign Up Form.
We care about your safety so this program is limited to neighborhood streets with speed limits of 25mph.
Stormdrains need the most maintaining during spring and autumn but you can sign up anytime!