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Volunteer Opportunities Adopt a Drain Slogan with Drawing of Stormdrain

The City of St. Cloud offers many opportunities for residents to get involved to improve water quality. 

St. Cloud has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups to participate in.

Adopt-a-Pond and Adopt-a-Roadway are similar programs where residents, groups, or businesses commit to cleaning up trash around local stormwater ponds or roads. By filling out a simple application, volunteer groups can become involved in doing their part to keep the community clean, plus the City will put up a sign near your designated pond or roadway in recognition of your group’s commitment!

Adopt-a-Rain Garden entails trash pickup and light weeding in a local rain garden to better enhance its stormwater treatment effectiveness and aesthetic beauty.

If you’re looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity; community clean ups, storm drain stenciling, and Adopt-a-Rain garden may be a better fit, as they only require a one-time obligation. These options are also easy to accomplish individually.

Adopt-a-Drain is the newest volunteer program provided by the City. This volunteer option is extremely easy to get involved in. Simply visit to select storm drains near your home or business to adopt and commit to keeping those drains clean from trash and other debris. To adopt a drain, do so directly through the Adopt-a-Drain website.

Use the below form to sign-up for our various water quality improvement volunteer opportunities or visit to adopt a stormdrain. Please call 320-255-7226 or email with questions. We hope to work with you soon!

Volunteer Sign Up Form

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