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

Spring Clean: A Great Success

spring clean logo

1,900 volunteers helped out this year during our Spring Clean program running from April 1 to May 31, 2015. They volunteered an astounding 5,590 hours and picked up almost 1,000 bags of trash. This equates to almost 15,000 pounds of trash removed from Seattle’s streets!

Thanks to all who volunteered and made Spring Clean a great success. If you are interested in volunteering during Spring Clean our next program will begin April 1, 2016.

A Summer of Volunteer Work

Volunteers from the GAIN

GAIN North Green Lake volunteers.

Summers are typically a little slower for the Adopt-a-Street program, but we are lucky to have a large group of dedicated volunteers who continue to pick up trash during the nice weather. Thank you to the 656 volunteers who made Adopt-a-Street part of their summer and volunteered almost 1,800 hours. Because of your efforts, 446 bags of trash were removed from Seattle’s streets. That’s almost 7,000 pounds of trash that would still be on our streets without your hard work! A special thanks to the many individuals who helped out with our Summer Paint Out program – a graffiti paint out program that benefits the entire community.

GAIN North Green Lake

We've had 2 hours of fun and neighborhood bonding experience. After the cleanup, the neighborhood was looking sparkling clean and folks have gained an excellent sense of achievement and ownership. We also had a great support from the local SPD North Precinct officers who have been assisting us in picking up needles and other hazardous materials. All have agreed to make it a quarterly event.

Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass

This was our 3rd cleanup so far in 2015 and this year we have collected about 7 bags of trash along Broad Street and 5th Ave. Our mission is to “transform moments into experiences of a lifetime at the space needle” and we extend this by transforming moments in our community whenever possible.

Beacon & Columbian Way Trash Pick Up

We started a FB page: Beacon & Columbian Way Trash Pick Up. It's helped in getting folks involved and to build our network. We hope to spread the word on the impact Adopt-A-Street program can have in Seattle neighborhoods, to bring attention to the many forgotten pockets of the city.We're getting lots of great feedback from neighbors and I hope we can make a difference.

Hillman City Costumed Clean Up

Halloween adopt a street

On October 24, 2015, one week prior to Halloween, Hillman City hosted a Costumed Cleanup along Rainer Ave. Over 20 individuals showed up – many in costume – and spent over an hour collecting trash and bagging leaves. Over 20 bags of trash and clean green were collected. Snacks and lunch were provided by Big Chickie on Rainier and Findley. See more photos of the event on our site.


How to a Adopt a Street

Haven’t been actively volunteering for a while? Do you want to start your own volunteer group or take on a neighborhood cleaning project individually?
View instructions here.

Photos & Stories

If you have photos or short stories about your volunteer event, please send them to by December 4th to be included in our next newsletter.

Contact Us

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

(206) 684-7647


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