Citizens and businesses take an active role in protecting the environment that adds quality to life in Plymouth. Aside from practicing environmental stewardship in their own homes and on their own property, many take the time to volunteer for projects that protect the environment.
Blue Thumb Program - Planting for Clean Water
Blue Thumb volunteers help Plymouth residents understand the benefits of planting for clean water. They introduce them to the Blue Thumb website to equip them to make plant selections and landscape choices that look good, are easy to maintain and protect water quality. Volunteers make prepared Blue Thumb PowerPoint presentations to groups of interested residents, neighborhood/homeowner associations, churches or other community groups.
Volunteers receive six hours of training and may make four to eight two-hour presentations in a two-year period. Apply now.
Adopt A Storm Drain
Storm drain adopters provide a valuable service to their community and the environment. Their efforts help ensure that storm water flows freely from streets and homes, unobstructed by leaves or litter collected in the storm drain catch basin. By removing these materials before they flow to local lakes and wetlands, they protect these water resources from the damaging effects of nutrients and other pollutants. Apply now.
From helping children create environmentally-friendly art at a community event to greeting fellow residents at the Eco-Footprint Learning Center at Plymouth’s Yard & Garden Expo, there are many opportunities for those who want to volunteer for the environment. Apply now.
Become a Master Recycler/Composter
Join fellow waste reduction enthusiasts and become an advocate for the three Rs in your community as a Hennepin County Master Recycler/Composter.