Leaf-free Streets for Clean Waters

Phil Gaebler (City of Madison) and Christal Campbell (Dane County Land and Water Resources Dept. and the Madison Area Municipal Stormwater Partnership) explain how timely removal of street leaves before the rain can help keep our waters clean. They share information on a recent U.S. Geological Survey study that evaluates how leaf collection and street cleaning can reduce nutrients to local waters and how partners in Dane County used the results to create a community engagement program to keep streets leaf-free before the storm.