Adopt a Planter

The City of Storm Lake Invites YOU to help Beautify Storm Lake

Planter Bed


Volunteers who may adopt the planters include businesses, individuals, families, civic groups, churches and other groups.  Sponsors agree to buy, plant, and maintain the adopted planter over a 12 month period.  

The City will water the planters.


Start by completing the application, maintenance agreement and 

program forms and email to 

or deliver in person to City Hall, 620 Erie Street.  

For more information call 712-732-8029.

What is the purpose?

Being Storm Lake Proud encourages public involvement in the enhancement of planter boxes in and around town. The Adopt-A-Planter program is a volunteer-based activity where area volunteer groups “adopt” and maintain designated planter boxes and/or flower beds. Being Storm Lake Proud is not one day, one week, one month or one event.  Being Storm Lake Proud is a magnificent lifestyle!

Program Guideline

  • The flowerbed and/or planter should be adopted for a 12 month period.
  • Adopters may be an individual or group. However, groups must identify y a single point of contact to work directly with City staff.
  • Planting is restricted to only those areas assigned to the applicant or group.
  • Plants selected must be appropriate to our climate

Adopt A Planter BedVolunteer Responsibilities

  • Remove and dispose of litter and weeds.
  • Notify City staff of hazardous conditions, problems, or concerns.
  • Visit the site frequently to ensure a clean and healthy environment.
  • Plant new and replace dead plants, as necessary.
  • Winter/Spring preparation of planters and flower beds

City Responsibilities

  • Monitor and adjust water requirements.
  • Provide signage to acknowledge adoption if the adopter so desires.
  • Contact the adopter or point of contact in the event City staff deems the planter to be neglected or unsightly.

Additional Guidelines

The Adopt-A-Planter application and agreement shall contain the names of any individuals who would assist the planter sponsor in maintenance and planting activities during the 12 month commitment. The planter sponsor must supply City staff with updated information should changes in contact information or volunteers occur.  The adopter or adopting group is responsible for the safety and well-being of volunteers at all times.