Your Actions Have Ripple Effects

Protect Dane County Lakes, Rivers and Streams 

Leaf-free Streets Rain Alerts - Sign up!   

Keeping our streets leaf-free before the rain can have a Ripple Effect on our waters! Sign up to receive alerts reminding you when rain is on the way and it’s time to take action.  Alerts will be texted (or emailed) 1-2 days before a rain event reminding you that it’s time to remove street leaves. Alerts will only be sent between Oct. 1st – Nov. 30th  during peak leaf fall.

***This program is only available to Dane County residents or businesses.***

Click HERE for E-MAIL Alerts   Click HERE for TEXT Alerts 

The Madison Area Stormwater Partnership  (MAMSWaP) is coalition of Dane County municipalities and organizations working together to promote practices that reduce and improve stormwater runoff into Dane County lakes, rivers and streams. Explore our site and discover all the ways you can take action to protect Dane County waters!

Rain that runs off roofs, land and pavement travels through storm sewers and ditches to our lakes, rivers and streams.

Stormwater runoff carries excess nutrients like phosphorus with it, which can turn your lakes green and smelly.

The way to protect and clean your lakes and streams is to make sure only rain—and nothing else—goes into the storm drains and ditches!