Storm drains flow directly into our local lakes, rivers, and wetlands, which can deposit trash and debris into our treasured natural resources.
Residents can help keep some of those pollutants out of our community’s water bodies by volunteering for the Adopt-A-Drain program.
Adopting a drain is easy. Residents can sign-up at Adopt-a-Drain.org, where they create an account with their name and address and then select the storm drain they’d like to adopt. Volunteers can even name the drain.
Once signup is complete, Adopt-A-Drain will send tips on how to safely clean the storm drain and surrounding area.
“The program does make a difference. Not only does it help keep storm drains clear, remove pollutants from getting to our water resources, it also empowers residents to help improve our local water quality,” said Roseville Environmental Manager Ryan Johnson. “Roseville residents pride themselves on making their community better, and this is a simple way that takes 15 minutes twice a month to protect our environment.”
Within Roseville, 207 participants adopted a total of 340 storm drains last year. Participants that reported their information spent 58 hours collecting 2,810 pounds of debris from their adopted storm drains in 2022.
"With more than 5,000 drains still available, there is still plenty of work to be done in protecting Roseville’s water bodies," Johnson said.
To learn more about Roseville’s Adopt-A-Drain program click here.