Congratulations to Columbia Heights and its residents on winning the 2021 Community Adopt-a-Drain Challenge. The City beat Andover, Fridley, and Blaine with its total number of adopted drains and reported cleanings. Overall, residents of these four cities adopted 421 new drains, reported 896 drain cleanings, and got 161 new adopters to sign up through @AdoptaDrainMN
! The competition lasted from March to October of this year. A big thank you to all those who adopted and cleaned their drains this year through Adopt-a-Drain MN. All your hard work really adds up to help protect our waters!
Debris removal from storm drains is especially important in the fall. Fallen leaves contain nutrients that fuel algae growth and can lead to algal blooms the next summer. Removing leaves from drains keeps our waters healthy. It can also lead to less street flooding in the fall and winter.
You can adopt a drain or report a cleaning through mn.adopt-a-drain.org