With fall here, the tree leaves are starting to fall and will ultimately cause our storm drains to clog and streets to flood. Why not adopt a nearby storm drain and make a commitment to keep it cleaned out and clear year round. We also have a year round problem with trash in our streets/sidewalks/planting strips which just degrades the appearance of our neighborhood. We convinced the UW Greek community to formally adopt their streets through SDOT and they conduct a quarterly clean-up up to NE 50th. Because we are property owners, we can and should take on a little initiative and look beyond the front yard when it comes to trash. So little effort can mean a lot just for peace of mind and appearance, or if selling your home it can impact how the surrounding neighborhood looks to potential buyers.