The "Save the Rain" program is a comprehensive stormwater management plan intended to reduce pollution to Onondaga Lake and its tributaries. During wet weather events, stormwater flows into the local sewer system, causing heavy flow periods that can overload the system.

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    Celebrate Earth Month throughout April with Save the Rain and the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST)! Highlights include live demonstrations by MOST educators every weekend, MAKE Space crafts relating to Save the Rain and Connect the Drops, and even more fun activities with Save the Rain during the week of Spring Break (April 22-28)!


    It’s World Water Day and this year’s theme is “the Answer is in Nature.” That’s the same strategy behind County Executive Joanie Mahoney’s award-winning Save the Rain program! We’re capturing rain water with over 200 green infrastructure projects to improve water quality in Onondaga Lake and its tributaries. Learn more and see how you can Connect the…(read more)


    Visit the Save the Rain booth at the Home & Garden Show, hosted by the CNY Home Builders & Remodelers at the NYS Fairgrounds March 15-18. Learn how you can “connect the drops” and keep our water clean – and enter our daily FREE rain barrel raffle! Thursday 3/15, 4 – 7 P.M. Friday 3/16, 12 – 7…(read more)


    Heading to the Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) during Winter Break this week? Stop by the Save the Rain table near the Lazer Maze and learn how to Connect the Drops and keep our water clean!


    The GIF application period is accepting applications until 3 PM on December 15, 2017. Please visit the Green Improvement Fund page for 2017 application documents.   Posted: 12/08/17

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