Lake Care Weekend

Begins: Oct 21st, 2022 at 8:00 am
Ends: Oct 23rd, 2022 at 9:00 pm

Venue: Your nearest stormdrain(s)
Location: Anywhere in the watershed  | , Minnesota

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Tender loving care is important for people, communities, and even lakes.

Join our fourth annual Lake Care Weekend to help support a DIY blitz to reduce debris, trash, and leaf litter in and around stormdrains. At a time when leaves are falling, clean drains are a direct line of support to the nearest waterbody. 

Visit to find your nearest drain, give it a fun name, and get started on lake care! Adopt-a-Drain helps us track the results of how much debris is spared from lakes, streams, and wetlands, so be sure to report your estimated results on the website.

Last year residents just like you reported cleaning 1,065 lbs of debris from stormdrains. Can we break this record in 2022?

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2020: 788 lbs

2021: 1,065 lbs

2022: Goal of 1,500 lbs

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Yard signs are available for order for a small price from the Adopt-a-Drain website. But residents who adopt a drain in the Goose Lake sub-watershed will receive a free "We protect Goose Lake" sign delivered to their door. Signs posted in yards or in the grass above a drain help us spread the word!

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Upcoming events

Thu, Mar 30 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn from expert presenters about the steps to converting a traditional turfgrass monoculture lawn into a bee lawn or other turf alternatives that promotes pollinator health and water quality.

Fri, Mar 31 2023 - 4:30pm to 4:30pm

One of two annual deadlines for Community Blue grant submissions. Grant submissions fit into April and October VLAWMO Technical Commission (TEC) meetings.

Sat, Apr 01 2023 : From 8:00am to 5:00pm

Monthly yard and garden tips for caring for the watershed.

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