Are You Up for a Challenge?
Prevent pollution in our local and global waterways by participating in the Clean Waters Challenge!
As part of KOB’s Only Rain Down the Storm Drain program, the Clean Waters Challenge involves caring for storm drain inlets around your neighborhood and the greater community. Accept the challenge to make a difference and earn a reward today! To get a better idea of what this looks like, check out the video below:
Did you know? Our city’s waterways are connected to the ocean.
Stormwater runoff from the Omaha metro enters the Papillion Creek watershed, which leads to the Missouri River, which leads to the Mississippi River, which ultimately connects to the Gulf of Mexico. That means the water pollution we produce right here in Omaha affects our neighbors all the way downstream! Pollutants such as chemicals, pet waste, litter, and lawn clippings enter storm drains and go straight into our waterways, untreated and unfiltered. Just like our waterways, we're all connected, and we're all responsible for doing our part to prevent stormwater pollution!
You can make a difference!
Keep Omaha Beautiful has a goal to mark 1,000 storm drains and distribute 2,000 educational door hangers to the community. Clean Waters Challenge Volunteers will help clean up litter around storm drain inlets and then install "no dumping /drains to waterways" decals on each storm drain. You will also distribute educational door hangers to residents living near the marked storm drains. Individuals and groups of all sizes are encouraged to participate. Children with adult supervision are welcome to participate.
Earn a reward (and a rewarding feeling) for participating!
KOB will be awarding prizes to the teams that apply the most decals and the teams that distribute the most door hangers. Teams will be split into three categories based on size:
- Individuals & Pairs
- Groups less than 10
- Groups of 10 or more
The Clean Waters Challenge ends October 31st and supplies must be returned by the end of the challenge to be eligible.
To sign up, fill out the form below. We'll contact you with additional information, and schedule a time for you to pick up supplies and get started!