JOIN CORCORAN GROWS
Saturday Nov 5th 9 to 11am for our Community Clean Up for Water Quality
Bring your rake & gloves and meet Sat Nov 5 at 9 am for Pancakes at Joe & Bonnie’s House 3519 23rd AVE S, Mpls, MN 55407
Let’s Keep our Creek, River and Lake Hiawatha Clean

OUR Neighborhood Storm Drains flow into Lake Hiawatha–including Trash, leaves

  • Leaves & organic debris from streets & sidewalks can flow through storm sewers into lakes &streams
  • The leaves & other material contain phosphorus, nitrogen & soil are significant pollutants.
  • These nutrients, especially phosphorus, contribute to excessive algae growth that rob needed oxygen.

Together we can make a difference!
1. Rake & Bag Leaves off your Street & Storm Drain before it rains report the number of bags you collect at
www.freshwater.org/WorkForWater/report.php

2. Adopt your storm drain year round www.minneapolismn.gov/adoptadrain

3. Keep a healthy lawn–mow high, sweep sidewalks clean, don’t over water
4. Use your run off–redirect down spouts, rain gardens, rain barrels

5. Reduce chemicals-reduce salt use& fertilizers, Buy plants with no neonics.
Corcoran GROWS: Grassroots Opens Ways to Sustainability Building supportive relationships & community self-reliance in the face of climate change.One of our focus areasthis fall and spring supportingaction for clean water. www.facebook.com/CorcoranGrows

With support from the Alliance for Sustainability and
http://allianceforsustainability.com/corcoranwaterproject
Hennepin County Green Partners www.hennepin.us/greenpartners

Learn how to become a
Master Water Steward www.masterwaterstewards.org