Green Fitchburg Events

Water Quality Educational Event
May 18, 2023 6:00-7:30pm
Fitchburg Public Library

Join the Resource Conservation Commission and special guests from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Department of Health Services on Thursday, May 18 to learn and talk about water quality. With increased recent coverage of the health impacts of long-lasting "forever chemicals" known by the acronym PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated substances), this is a great time to learn about water quality in general and what we can do to keep ourselves and our local water systems clean and safe. This event will start with overviews on our water systems and water quality, and then open up to general Q&A for attendees to get answers on their questions and concerns regarding the water that sustains us.

RCC Annual Event: Is an E-Bike Right for Me?
June 8, 2023 6:00-8:00pm
McKee Farms Park main shelter

For this year's annual Resources Conservation Commission educational event, come to the McKee Farms Park shelter and learn all about e-bikes! Several different types of e-bikes will be on hand from Fitchburg's own Wheel & Sprocket, as well as a staff member who will teach attendees about e-bikes, talk about how to research and shop for e-bikes, and anything else you may have wondered about these increasingly-popular transportation options.

With the addition of BCycle and their e-bike fleet to Fitchburg in 2023, this is a great time to think about familiarizing yourself with e-bikes and considering whether an e-bike is right for you.

Adopt A Storm Drain
A City of Fitchburg and Dane County partnership

More than (# of adopters) have committed to regularly clearing (name of municipality) storm drains of leaves, grass, trash, snow and other debris through the Dane County Adopt-A-Storm Drain Program. This simple act can help prevent localized flooding and keeps our lakes, rivers and streams clean. Storm drains help transport runoff from roofs, driveways, streets and other hard surfaces to underground pipes or storm sewers that eventually make their way to our lakes, rivers and streams. Unfortunately, that runoff also carries pollutants to our waters. Keeping storm drains clean can help protect our waters!

It’s easy! Here’s how it works.

  1. Adopt a nearby storm drain using the Dane County Adopt-A-Storm Drain App.
  2. Commit to safely cleaning the area on and around the adopted storm drain at least once a month, but preferably before every large rain event.
  3. Report the amount and type of debris after each cleaning using the Adopt- A-Storm Drain App.
  4. Report any spills/discharges washing down the storm drain.

All volunteers will be provided Storm Drain Cleaning Kit that includes: a safety vest, storm drain decal to place on their adopted storm drain, dust pan and broom, collection bucket and an Adopt-A-Storm Drain sticker to proudly display.  Volunteers will also be included on our Adopt-A-Storm Drain e-Newsletter, which comes out 3-4 times/year. Adopt a local storm drain and have a Ripple Effect on area waters!

To Adopt a Storm Drain near you or for more information visit:

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