Thanks to Edina Girl Scout troops who have been out taking care of the stormdrains in their neighborhoods! This group of 5th graders used one of our kits to apply a sticker to the drains that say “No dumping, drains to 9 Mile Creek”. By doing this, they remind people not to throw anything down the stormdrain, as that will pollute lakes and creeks in the area. They also made sure to remove any junk like sticks or leaves left over from winter.
In addition, the girls also adopted a drain by their houses! This is part of a larger program through Hamline University called Adopt a Drain. We really appreciate the work of scouts like these in keeping our waterways clean!
Want to help too?
Anyone can borrow these stickering kits from us to mark drains in our watershed. Email Education and Outreach Coordinator Gael to find out if any are available.
Or, if you’d rather keep drains clean of junk, you can adopt a drain in your neighborhood! Just go to adopt-a-drain.org and sign up. Thanks