Help protect our City’s waterways by organizing your family, neighbors or coworkers to clean your local storm drains — only rain belongs down the drain!
Untreated stormwater — and the pollutants and debris it may carry, such as yard waste, trash, soil, pet waste and other materials — can block the free flow of stormwater and pollute our waterways. If ignored, these conditions can cause street flooding or an unsafe environment for people, pets and wildlife downstream.
Programs developed by the City of Eden Prairie, Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District and the Center for Global Environmental Education foster the community working together to protect our waterways.
Storm Drain Marking
Resident volunteers apply educational messages on storm drains to remind neighbors that whatever goes into storm sewers travels untreated to our lakes, streams and wetlands. The City provides a neighborhood storm drain marker kit1 designed for a single use, for up to six people. Each kit contains instructions and handouts, a wire brush, six sets of gloves, trash bags and 12 curb markers. Additional supplies such as safety vests are available upon request.
Adopt a Storm Drain
While residents should make a habit of raking or sweeping up debris around their local storm drains, the City offers volunteers who adopt storm drains with a kit1 that includes six safety vests and trash bags. Residents can also track adopted storm drains in their neighborhoods and the amount of debris removed from them at Adopt-a-Drain.org.
Contact the City's water resources coordinator with questions about the Eden Prairie's storm drain programs or to sign up for a volunteer kit.
1All supplies must be returned when the project is complete. Kits are available for residents to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be borrowed for up to two weeks.