Have you ever seen those green signs about adopting highways while driving around Texas? There’s a similar opportunity for streets here in the Alamo City.
The City of San Antonio’s Adopt-a-Spot Program depends on volunteers to keep litter off the streets and out of its rivers + creeks. In return, the city puts up signs to give the adopter(s) some street cred.
Here’s how it works:
- Step 1: Get a group together (think: your neighbors, friends, or colleagues) or opt to adopt as an individual.
- Step 2: Identify an an outdoor public spot using the Adopt-a-Spot locator. Pro tip: The spot must be owned + managed by the City of San Antonio.
- Step 3: Submit you form for the free program to Jean Martinez.
- Step 4: Undergo safety training.
- Step 5: Clean up your assigned segment of road for a minimum of one year.
- Step 6: The city picks up filled bags upon request.
Once all the paperwork and training are squared away, here are some of the benefits of the program:
- Free-of-charge Right-of-Way City permits for Adopt-A-Spot maintenance.
- Free trash bags.
- Street sign at your Adopt-A-Spot location with your group or organization’s name for the duration of your adoption period.
- Vegetation maintenance help.