Public Education

Volunteer: Do Your Part For Clean Water!

Adopt-a-Drain: Visit 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. 

Logo of adopt-a-drain

Learn How to Build a Rain Garden

Visit our Rain Garden page to learn how to build your own rain garden.
Rain Garden Diagram

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.
Stream Clean Up Group
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.
Labeling a Storm Drain

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.