Adopt-a-Drain: Visit draindurham.org to find one or more storm drains to adopt. Each month and before big rain storms, clear the drain(s) of trash, leaves, and debris.
Learn How to Build a Rain Garden
Visit our Rain Garden page to learn how to build your own rain garden.
Clean a Stream
Join a Big Sweep stream cleanup the 1st Saturday in October, or a Creek Week cleanup in March. Removing litter from our streets, trails, and waterways keeps it clean for us and the animal life that depends on the water.
Label Storm Drains
Gather a small group of neighbors to label storm drains in your neighborhood. The labels remind folks not to dump leaves, liquids, trash, or anything else into the drains. This project is perfect for scout troops, youth groups, or other service projects.
Pledge to Do Your Duty
Pledge to bring bags, scoop every poop, and carry poop to the trash can to throw it away. To take the pledge, post a photo to social media of you doing your duty with #DurhamDoodyPledge. Find out more about why pet wastes are harmful to the environment.