In Minneapolis we are covered with fallen leaves. It is so important that we keep
leaves out of our streets and storm drains to prevent run off that pollutes our lakes and creeks.
Did you know that just five bags of leaves and organic debris from streets and sidewalks can contain one pound of phosphorus? Over time, this can lead to the growth of hundreds of pounds of algae.
Get out and sweep your street and clean those storm drains, and never put leaves or grass clippings into the street.