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Adopt-a-Drain and Help Keep Lake Champlain clean!

Are you interested in keeping our local streams, rivers, and Lake Champlain clean?  If so, you can now adopt one of Burlington's storm drains and help keep litter and other materials out of our storm sewer system.


Adopt-A-Drain is an exciting new initiative across Chittenden County, funded by the municipal members of Rethink Runoff.  The program asks residents to adopt a storm drain in their neighborhood, and keep it clear of leaves, trash, and other debris to reduce water pollution.

You can choose how frequently you clear your drain, and report how much debris is collected each time.  Once you sign up, you'll receive a welcome packet, a small yard sign, and the clever perk of naming your drain!


Sign up today by visiting