GrateKeeper volunteers help prevent flooding on land, algae blooms in rivers, and trash entering the waterways, by keeping their adopted storm drain(s) free of trash and debris.
Want to be a GrateKeeper?
Step 1: Choose a drain or two (or ten) in your neighborhood.
Explore our dumpsite map to see where GrateKeepers are currently tending to storm drains.
Step 2: Keep your adopted drain(s) free of trash and debris.
This is particularly important before an expected storm!
Step 3: Stay Safe!
Safety is key to great Gratekeeping. Learn more about how to be a safe and successful Gratekeeper by reviewing our Gratekeepers Volunteer Instructions
Why be a GrateKeeper?
This is a self-guided volunteer position: work as little or as much as you want on your own schedule!
Anyone can be a Gratekeeper, and there’s plenty of reasons to join the program! Here's our top five:
Current GrateKeeper Volunteers
Thank you to our program partners!