Adopt a Drain
Adopt a Drain is a powerful education and outreach initiative designed to empower individuals, families, and communities to protect our local waterways from stormwater pollution.
By adopting a drain, you play a crucial role in preserving the environment and promoting responsible behaviors within your community.
Join the Adopt a Drain Program today and become a champion for our waterways. Let’s work together to ensure a greener, more sustainable future for everyone
How Does it Work?
1. Choose Your Drain:
Browse the interactive map and find a nearby drain that you feel connected to. Whether it’s because of its location or personal significance, your choice matters, and it will make an impact.
2. Register Your Adoption:
Joining the program is easy! Complete a simple registration form, sharing your details, so we can keep you informed about events, news, and useful resources related to your participation.
3. Customize Your Drain:
Give your adopted drain a unique identity! Name it, add photos, and write a short description to inspire others in the community to follow your lead.
4. Educate Yourself and Others:
Learn about stormwater pollution and its effects on local ecosystems. Empower yourself with knowledge and share this information with friends and family.
5. Clean and Maintain:
Taking responsibility for your adopted drain means keeping it free from debris, leaves, and litter. Regular maintenance prevents clogs, reduces flooding, and ensures that stormwater flows smoothly into the drainage system.
6. Share Your Journey:
Connect with other adopters and the community at large by sharing your experiences, challenges, and successes. Your journey will inspire others to take action and care for their environment.
Benefits of Adopting a Drain
- Environmental Impact: By preventing pollutants from entering our waterways, you protect aquatic life and preserve the health of our local ecosystems.
- Community Building: Join a network of like-minded individuals and create a sense of pride and ownership in your shared spaces.
- Education and Empowerment: Learn valuable skills while making a tangible difference. Your actions contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.
- Recognition and Rewards: Be recognized for your dedication with badges, certificates, and special rewards. We’ll even feature you in our “Adopter Spotlight” to inspire others.
- A Sustainable Future: Together, we can build a cleaner, healthier environment for future generations.