like to participate but it sounds like more work than I hoped
it would be. Is it a lot of work?
Some areas of town will be more work than others.
For the most part, however, it will simply be maintaining the
cleanup effort of the block you have selected throughout the year.
We anticipate that most areas will require maintenance no more
than once a month or once every two weeks.
Why a whole year?
Don’t be frightened by the year long commitment. Remember
it is “weather permitting” and there will be times
when it is just not possible. We also realize that there will
be times when your personal obligations and family vacations may
require that you take a short leave of absence. There are provisions
in the guidelines for these types of events. The goal of the Adopt
A Block program is to get residents actively involved in the “look”
and “feel” of our city. The 12 month commitment is
to promote an image of continuity rather than a “hit and
do you mean by a block?
Imagine yourself taking a walk around the block without crossing
the street. It would involve that block and any alleys. You can
adopt as many blocks as you like. It is an easy way for an individual,
a family or a group to participate.
would I be doing?
For the most part you would be making a commitment to pick up
any litter that has accumulated. Litter happens. It blows into
neighborhoods, absent minded residents drop items, etc. As you
walk the block, however, we also hope that you will take a “new”
look at the neighborhood and come back to the Beautification Committee
with ideas and concerns that will take our beautification efforts
want to participate but I don’t want to do it alone. Do
you have any suggestions?
This may be a great opportunity to get to know neighbors. Get
them interested in taking a cleanup “walk” with you.
Talk with friends outside of your neighborhood. Perhaps you can
volunteer for the block you live in as well as the block they
live in. Perhaps co-workers will take a “cleanup”
walk with you during a lunch hour to clean up a block near your
job. It is a great opportunity to teach teenagers the lesson of
litter control. Members of any organization you belong to may
be interested in participating in the city’s effort to keep
the city streets clean. If these ideas do not work for you, call
Pat Money at 873-9287. Perhaps she will know of some else who
is also looking for a partner.