Saving Lakes & Streams By Sweeping Streets In New Hope
Every spring and fall, New Hope residents might see street sweepers coming down their street. While priority streets are swept more often, all of New Hope’s streets are swept twice a year, the goal being to keep salt, leaves, and debris out of lakes and streams. Organic matter like leaves and debris increase the levels of phosphorous when they get into waterways, and help cause harmful algae blooms. The city asks residents to help by keeping gutters clear of leaves and debris, and to not park in the street on weeks when street sweeping is happening. Visit http://www.newhopemn.gov/streets for more information.