Adopt a Drain
The Neighborhood Coalition for Crime Prevention (NCPC) Oakland Police Beat 22X Beautification Committee, in partnership with the Oakland Public Works Department, is organizing neighborhood volunteers in the Dimond, Oakmore, Montera, Lincoln Heights, and Woodminster neighborhoods to adopt storm drains in their areas. The volunteers will keep the storm drains free of debris to allow free runoff of water during storms. If interested, please contact Marion Mills at



If you live outside these neighborhoods, you can volunteer by contacting the City of Oakland Adopt a Spot coordinator at (510) 238-7630 or