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201 4th Street SE, Room 108
Rochester, MN  55904

Phone:  507-328-2440

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A Litter Bit Better (Cub Scout Pack 99)
Cascade Creek and Zumbro Confluence
Rain Garden Installation

Clean Water Actions for Families

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Family Events

Join us for upcoming family events by visiting our events calendar and exploring the following list (events are listed as they're added to the calendar). 

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A Litter Bit Better

One week every April, thousands of volunteers work together across Rochester to scour ditches, parks, waterways and boulevards to pick up tons of trash! Check out the event website to learn how you can help make Rochester A Litter Bit Better! this year.

Frequently Asked Questions for A Litter Bit Better

Adopt-a-spot programs

One of the best ways to volunteer is to adopt-a-spot!  You can choose from a variety of spots through a few programs.  Once you've adopted your spot(s) then follow the instructions to keep that area clean and take care of it.  Make sure you report your efforts!  Below are the types of 'spots' available for adoption for you, your family, your neighborhood, your business, etc.

Pollution Prevention

Stormwater pollution takes many forms and is one of the major threats to water quality in the United States.  We all have the opportunity to make minor behavior changes that will result in less pollution of our valuable water resources.

Landscaping for Clean Water

Landscaping for Clean Water is part of the solution to water pollution because it mimics nature.  In natural landscapes, rain tends to soak into the ground gradually rather than becoming polluted runoff that travels over impervious surfaces on its way to surface waters.

Realize Rain Gardens Rochester Cost-Share Grant

Take A Hike

Get outside to see stormwater management practices for yourself! These interpretive trails and exhibits highlight stormwater best management practices and interesting facets of Rochester's water history.