Are You Up for a Challenge?
Prevent pollution in our local and global waterways this summer by participating in the Clean Waters Challenge!
As part of KOB’s Only Rain Down the Storm Drain program, the Clean Waters Challenge involves giving a little TLC to the storm drain inlets around your neighborhood and the greater community. 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!
Where does water pollution come from?
Often, our storm drains collect litter and debris from the street. In addition, people may sometimes incorrectly dump chemicals, dispose of pet waste, or blow their lawn clippings into them. When these pollutants enter storm drains, they go straight into our waterways, untreated and unfiltered, harming wildlife habitat and ultimately contaminating our streams and rivers. Just like our waterways, we’re all connected, and we’re all responsible for doing our part to prevent stormwater pollution!
Sign up to participate in the Clean Waters Challenge!
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 (approximately 20 drains/labels per group). 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.
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!