Taking collective action to remove leaves from drains and gutters.

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

The colour

The flaura and fauna

Reusing leaves

For others, leaves can be:

Messy

An eyesore

Toxic

Working together to get leaves out of street gutters and stop them going down our drains.

Leaf litter in stormwater drains causes flooding and the release of nutrients that pollute our 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 summer. In Autumn we helped ACT households to stop 200,000 litres of leaves going down our drains and ending up in our waterways.