Help Protect Our Water

  • Adopt-a-Drain
    • Volunteer fifteen minutes, twice a month, for cleaner waterways and a healthier community. Storm drains flow directly to local lakes, creeks, and wetlands, acting as a conduit for trash and other pollutants. Adopt-a-Drain asks residents to adopt a storm drain in their neighborhood and keep it clear of leaves, trash, and other debris to reduce water pollution.
  • Six actions to take at home.
  • Become a citizen scientist
    • Do you have access to a boat? Citizen scientists help collect data on local waterbodies through the Metropolitan Council’s Citizen Assisted Monitoring Program (CAMP). Contact your Watershed District to inquire about participating. 
  • Freshwater Society’s Water Stewards program.
  • Edina is part of Nine Mile Creek Watershed District and Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. Visit cleanwatermn.org to use the ’Find Your Watershed’ tool and find out which watershed you live in.

Responsible Snow and Ice Management for Businesses and Property Owners

The City convened a diverse advisory committee of service providers, property managers, and other interested representatives to develop a model contract for snow and ice management services. The main focus of this work is to offer a model contract that embraces best practices to minimize environmental impacts from sand, salts and other chemicals, while also maintaining safety and addressing liability risk allocation.