Get Involved

We all share responsibility for the health of our river and our community, and we all have a role to play in solving Peoria’s wet weather problems. Discover how you can help.

It Starts with Simple Steps

Ready to start taking action to reduce runoff and pollution on your property or in your neighborhood? Explore these simple, sustainable solutions.

  • Capture Rainwater - Install rain barrels to capture the rainwater that runs off your roof. Use it to water your flowers or grass.
  • Plant a Rain Garden - Beautify your property and reduce runoff by putting in a rain garden filled with perennials.
  • Go Permeable - Choose porous pavers or permeable pavement for your patio or driveway. Consider mulch for walkways instead of hard surfaces.
  • Choose Native Plants - Make your yard thirstier with native plants, grasses, and shrubs. Deep root systems help hold soil in place.
  • Watch Yard Waste - Sweep your grass clippings, fertilizer, and soil onto the lawn so they don’t get washed into the storm drains.
  • Reduce Your Water Use - Repair leaks, use low-flow toilets and showerheads, and turn off the water when you brush your teeth.
  • Pick Up Litter - Putting trash in the garbage and picking up after pets are simple things you can do to keep our water clean.
  • Organize a Project - Work with your church, neighborhood association, or other group to implement one of the ideas listed here.