How to Get Involved

As everyone lives in a watershed, anyone can contribute toward the storm water pollution problem; therefore, everyone must be good neighbors and take steps to reduce pollutants entering our water system. Many residents making small efforts can really add up!  Kansas City, Missouri has created a Homeowner's Reference Guide to Storm Water Management residents that provides handy tips on decreasing storm water pollution, reusing storm water, and decreasing storm water runoff.


You can join hundreds of other local people who help pick up trash through the City of Blue Springs Adopt-a-Street or Stream Team programs which enables residents and businesses to collect litter from sections of roadways or streams and help keep Blue Springs clean. View a map of currently adopted streets below. Please contact the Public Works Department at 816-228-0195 if you would like to adopt a street or stream.

Join an Organization!
There are several state and local organizations working at a state or local level working to make a difference.

West Branch Sni-A-Bar Creek Watershed Consortium - nonprofit organization formed to provide and promote the conservation, restoration, protection and cooperative management of our cultural and natural resources within the entire watershed with mutual assistance and support by members.  This watershed a southern portion of the City of Blue Springs.

Blue River Watershed Association - nonprofit organization that engages Kansas Citians in protecting and restoring the Blue River Watershed.

Create you own Stream Team!

Test the quality of your waterway through the World Water Monitoring Challenge!

Map of Currently Adopted Streets

2013 Adopted Roadways