Adopt-a-Street newsletter, Issue 05
Promoting civic responsibility and community pride as well as enhancing Seattle's quality of life through clean streets and beautiful neighborhoods.
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Spring Clean 2016 – Another Success

First Hill Improvement Association Earth Day Cleanup volunteers

First Hill Improvement Association Earth Day Cleanup

Spring Clean ran this year from April 1, 2016 to May 31, 2016. Over 45 events were held throughout the last two months attracting almost 800 volunteers. Collectively, these volunteers donated over 2,600 hours of their time to beautifying the streets of Seattle and were able to collect, and dispose of, 1220 bags of trash from our communities. The Adopt A Street team would like to say a special Thank You to all those who volunteered and shared their photos with our program. We greatly appreciate all your hard work and hope to see you next year!

Volunteer Stories From Spring Clean

Friends of North Lake Union adopt a street volunteers

Friends of North Lake Union

Friends of Noth Lake Union

Friends of North Lake Union held a successful cleanup at the start of April and collected 18 bags of trash and other debris from the streets near Gas Works Park. 18 volunteers helped out at the event and donated a total of 36 hours of their time. We greatly appreciate all their hard work!

Scientology Environmental Task Force

Volunteers with the Scientology Environmental Task Force and The Way to Happiness Foundation donated twenty hours of their time to a cleanup on May 7th in lower Queen Anne. The Church of Scientology is one of the Adopt A Street’s longest running volunteer groups and we would like to thank them for their continued commitment!

Hayes Park Cleanup Group

Volunteers with the Hayes Park Cleanup Group hosted five cleanup events during Spring Clean. They donated over 100 hours to these events and collected over 200 bags of clean green and trash. The Adopt A Street team is grateful to have such enthusiastic volunteers!

A Fond Farewell From Catherine

Catherine’s last day with the Adopt A Street program will be June 14th, 5 days after her graduation from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.

A brief note of farewell:
I have had a wonderful time as the Volunteer Coordinator with the Adopt A Street program over the last 17 months. It has been a real joy to work with individuals and groups that are passionate about their communities and I am very thankful for the support from the Environmental Partnerships team at SPU. My time with Adopt A Street has been eye-opening and rewarding and I have no doubt that I will look back on it fondly. I want to say a special Thank You to everyone who has made Adopt A Street what it is today and hope that you stay passionate and dedicated to the causes you care about. I wish you all the best.

Catherine is finishing up coursework for a Master’s in Public Administration with a focus on Environmental Policy. She hopes to continue working in the Environmental field after her internship ends and will keep an eye out for future volunteer opportunities with the Adopt A Street program.


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700 5th Ave - Suite 4600
P.O. Box 34018
Seattle, WA 98124

(206) 684-7647


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