Everyone knows that trash is no good for lakes and rivers, but many people unwittingly contribute to water pollution because they do not understand that “natural” debris like leaves, grass clippings, fertilizer, road salt, and pet waste becomes pollution when it hits the water. When these natural pollutants break down, they become food for algae, causing it to grow out of control. Water from storm drains flows directly into our watersheds without treatment, this short video demonstrates how quickly debris can flow into Sugar Creek.
When you adopt a storm drain you can be a part of the solution. Keep your neighborhood storm drains free of debris and help save our watershed.
Click on the link below which will take you to the Adoption Process page which includes an interactive map of drains in Crawfordsville which are eligible for adoption. Select the drain(s) you would like to adopt and complete the Adoption Information form on the Adoption Process page. Once the drain is adopted you will be contacted by email and/or phone.
Adopters will be responsible to keep leaves, limbs, plastic, yard waste, and other debris cleared away from drain(s) they adopt twice a month and dispose of trash collection. Adopters will then use the Adoption Process page to complete an Adoption Survey for their drain(s). The training video below will demonstrate safety practices as well as disposal of debris and litter.
Once a Storm drain is adopted a Friends of Sugar Creek volunteer and/or representative of the Crawfordsville Storm Water Department will then inspect the Storm drain and spray paint the MOCO Adopt a Storm Drain logo on the curb next to the drain. This will designate that a drain has been adopted. Send a photo of you and your adopted drain(s) via the link below to receive a free tee shirt.
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