Volunteer to Mark Storm Drains

​Over 15,000 storm drains dot 660 miles of streets in Salem. Storm drains help prevent flooding by channeling fallen rain off the streets. This is good news with all the rain Salem gets! With so many storm drains, the City needs your help to spread the word that trash or dirty water that enters a storm drain ends up in a local stream, where it creates pollution and can harm wildlife. You can help the City meet its goal of marking 100 drains per year with the Dump No Waste, Drains to Creek message.


​Who can participate

  • Families with children over 8 years old
  • School groups
  • Civic clubs
  • Church groups
  • Neighborhood groups
  • Volunteers interested in the Clean Streams Program   


June 1 through September 15, annually.


The City of Salem provides all tools and instruction.

A bit of your time can make a big difference! Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering. 

Contact us

Clean StreamsNatural Resources Outreach Public Works Department
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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