Adopt-a-Stream and Adopt-a-Drain Programs in Landis
The Town of Landis Stormwater Department would like to encourage public involvement in our stormwater program by offering activities to encourage citizen involvement. One of the new programs will be an Adopt-A-Stream program that will encourage volunteer groups to adopt a stream or section of stream to clean, monitor, and report any illegal dumping or activities that may cause harm to the stream environment. Currently, the section of Grants creek from W. Ryder Ave. to Kimball road is available for adoption. This section of creek follows the Town’s main sewer outfall right of way and offers many areas to enter the creek from Town property. We are looking for volunteers, whether individuals, or groups to adopt this section of stream. More streams will become available as interest develops.
Another program the Town would like to develop is an Adopt-A-Drain program. This program will involve a group or individual that will adopt a particular stormdrain in their neighborhood to monitor for illegal dumping or other debris that may cause an issue with water quality leaving the drain. The Town of Landis will provide a drain marker that will indicate the drain has been adopted. We would also like the adoptee to provide us with updates on the status of the drain periodically.
Always remember, the water that enters the stormdrain is never treated before reaching your creeks and streams, therefore it is very important to monitor what is going into them!
For more information on these programs, or to adopt a stream or drain, please feel free to contact Justin Stallings at 704-857-0131.