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, Apr 18 2024 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Stormwater BMP local leaders training for VLAWMO volunteers.

Wed, Apr 24 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Initial Planning Meeting will highlight the current state of the Watershed Management Plan, provide an opportunity for public input, and summarize the public survey results. Open to the public.

Wed, Apr 24 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Board of Directors meeting at the Vadnais Heights City Hall

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