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.
Questions? Comments? Contact Adopt-a-Street
or (206) 684-7647

Find It, Fix It Walk

Find It, Fix It

Community members work together to clean the streets during the November Find It, Fix It Walk.

In November, business owners, students, families, and neighbors joined Mayor Ed Murray for the last Find It, Fix It walk of the year in the Crown Hill/Whittier Heights neighborhood. Participants received litter grabbers, safety vests, and Adopt-a-Street trash bags to clean up litter along the walk. We had an enthusiastic group of helpers who showed commitment and care for the well-being of their community. Adopt-a-Street was proud to be a part of this event and is proud of our community members who step up and show concern for their environment and the well-being of their city.

Learn more about Find It, Fix It Community Walks.

Volunteer Spotlight

cleanup campaign

World Mission Society Church of God had a successful cleanup on July 14th along Rainier Ave S. They had 60 volunteers and collected about 20 bags of trash as part of the Worldwide Cleanup Campaign. The World Mission Society Church of God volunteer group has participated in the Adopt-a-Street program for over five years, and we would like to thank them for their continuous contribution and hard work.

Winter Recruitment!

U district partnership

U District Partnership bundled up for their rainy October clean up.

Winter is here! As the colder months arrive, participants become preoccupied with holiday preparations. We want to remind everyone that even though it’s cold, your help is still needed!

Volunteers in the past used this time to put together holiday themed cleanup events. It is a great way to spend time with friends and family as well participate in the stewardship of your community. Bundle up in a warm jacket and your favorite pair of gloves, grab some friends, and keep cleaning!

Reminder - Reporting Cleanups

Please report your cleanups within 24 hours after your event to Adopt-a-Street hotline at or (206) 684-7647. In your report, please include:

  1. Name of volunteer or group (the one used on your application)
  2. Date of cleanup
  3. Number of participants
  4. Total number of hours spent cleaning
  5. Number of bags collected
  6. Location of bags

Our trash pickup service will only collect if there are two or more bags at the pickup location. If your volunteers only fill one bag, we ask that you dispose of it in your own trash bin. Trash will be picked up within 2-5 days of receiving your request.

Important: Please do not leave your bags near a homeless encampment site for collection pickup.

New Addition to the Team

Emily Alder-Storm

Emily Alder-Storm - Volunteer Coordinator, Intern

In June, we welcomed Emily Alder-Storm as our new intern Volunteer Coordinator. Emily moved to the area from Pullman, WA and is now attending Seattle University for her graduate degree in Social Work.

Emily is a Washington State University alumni with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Human Development. She is happy to be your new point of contact for the Adopt-a-Street program and is looking forward to getting to know all the volunteers.


How to a Adopt a Street

Haven’t actively volunteered in a while? Want to expand your group or take on a new street? Learn how to get started!

Photos & Stories

If you have photos or short stories about your volunteer event and would like them to be featured in our newsletter, email them to or

Contact Us

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

(206) 684-7647


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