City of St. Paul Park 

on the Mississippi

Don't rake leaves/grass into streets

What's wrong with raking leaves or grass into the streets?

The City's storm drains are not connected to a treatment facility.  Stormwater pollution is caused by the daily activities of people everywhere.  Rainwater and snowmelt run off streets and pick up fertilizer, dirt, pesticides, oil and grease and many other pollutants on the way to our rivers and lakes. 

How can you help? 

Don't rake, pile, or blow debris, leaves or tree branches into the streets or storm drain.  Raking leaves into the gutter is illegal and a violation of City Code.

Lets all do our part in being good neighbors and keep St. Paul Park a cleaner, safer, and healthier place to live.

What the City is doing to help?

In efforts to control stormwater pollution, the Public Works Department sweeps the streets in the Spring and the Fall.  Fall sweeping is intended to remove leaves that fall onto the streets, not leaves raked into the streets by homeowners.

City of St. Paul Park, 600 Portland Avenue, St. Paul Park MN 55071