Working together to make autumn leaves a valuable resource, not a nuisance!

Leaves can be a love-hate relationship.
Some of us love:

The colour

Jumping in a pile

Reusing leaves

For others, leaves can be:

Messy

An eyesore

Toxic

Let’s keep leaves out of street gutters and stop leaves going down our drains.

Leaf litter in stormwater drains causes localised flooding and releases chemicals that pollute waterways. Our leaves are linked to the blue-green algal blooms in Canberra lakes, and we can do more to stop this.

Get involved

Social Marketing @ Griffith are piloting a program in Canberra this autumn. We are aiming to help ACT households to stop leaves going down our drains and ending up in waterways.