Be a local water-quality hero by tending to your neighborhood storm drain.
As trees shed in autumn, their leaves get into storm drains and flow directly to into local watersheds. Anything other than rainwater going through storm drains can degrade bodies of water. Even naturally occurring things like leaves, grass and branches add extra nutrients to water bodies. Algae feed on these nutrients, which can then turn lakes, ponds and wetlands green.
Participation in the Adopt-a-Storm Drain program is free and it only takes a few minutes, a few times a year, to clean out your local storm drain. To get all the details, visits Adopt-a-Drain.org.