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City of Plymouth seeks volunteers to adopt a storm drain

Post Date:09/24/2019 4:10 pm

Storm Drain VolunteerThe City of Plymouth encourages residents to adopt a storm drain and keep it clear of sticks, leaves and debris.

It’s easy to do – and a great volunteer opportunity for families and groups. Just a rake or broom and some gloves are needed. Sticks and leaves can be deposited at the Plymouth Yard Waste Site, 14900 23rd Ave. N., while litter can be trashed or recycled.

Every fall, leaves line the streets and wash into storm drains. Cleaning storm drains is essential to protecting lakes, streams and wetlands from excess pollutants and nutrients, which encourages the growth of unwanted algae.

To adopt a storm drain, contact the city's volunteer coordinator at 763-509-5230 or email

Storm Drain-Marking Kits Available
The City of Plymouth loans storm drain-marking kits to residents. The message – no dumping, drains to lake – helps educate neighbors about storm drains and their relationship to water quality.

Residents are encouraged to borrow the kits and mark their neighborhood storm drains to help remind neighbors that water and debris drains straight into lakes, streams and wetlands untreated.

To borrow a kit, call Interim Water Resources Manager Ben Scharenbroich at 763-509-5527 or email Kits can be picked up at Plymouth City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd.

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