The Adopt-a-Street program reduces the number of streets that rely on city resources for maintenance. When businesses and individuals assume the responsibility of maintaining specific streets within the city, not only do they free up city resources, but they help create colorful and creative green spaces throughout our city.
Currently, more than 56 miles of city streets are litter free thanks to over 55 groups and individuals who have adopted these public roadways—about one mile per group. With 160,000 people in the city, it would be easy for the remaining 832 miles of city-maintained roads to become just as litter free. Removing litter before it reaches the city storm system also reduces the amount of storm water runoff pollution, thus keeping our wetlands, lakes and rivers cleaner.
All that is really needed to adopt a street is some of your time and the willingness to collect litter on an adopted street a minimum of twelve times a year (more if you want). Everything else is provided free of charge: litter tongs, trash bags, safety vests, training, and the pick up and disposal of collected trash. All you have to do is to pick it up.
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In addition to helping Port St. Lucie become litter free, your group will be recognized by a sign with your group's name on it posted at both ends of your adopted street.
To sign up for the Adopt-a-Street program, contact the Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org; the Public Works Department, (772) 871-5100; or follow the links below for further information or an application.
Here are some things you'll need in connection with your clean-up efforts: