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Adopt-A-Program
What a great way to give back to your Community! Adopt-A-Stream, Street, Park or Trail

Lejeune Memorial Gardens, Adopt A Park or TrailThe City of Jacksonville Adopt-A-Program is a City effort and an organized way to help clean up your local community.

Through the Adopt-A-Program You Can:
  • Work with the City to map out an area for adoption
  • Adopt-A Park, Stream, Street or Trail with your group in your public spaces
  • You decide where to adopt and when to clean the areas (typically 4 times annually)

Did you know?
  • The City provides trash bags and gloves for volunteers
  • You can get a sign for your group if you adopt more than 1 mile

Together We Can have a Clean & Green Jacksonville
Sign Your Group Up today. Call 938-6551


Program Details


Adopt-A-Stream
Streams can be polluted in a number of ways and streams in Jacksonville are not safe from pollution. Types of pollution include Point Source and Non-Point Source. Point Source Pollution is pollution that originates from sewer and septic system leaks and also includes illicit wastewater discharges into stormdrains. It is important to note that Jacksonville’s stormdrains flow directly into City streams and waterways. Non-Point Pollution is stormwater that carries other pollutants like sediment, garden & lawn chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides. Other pollutants include trash that is dumped or blows from trash containers that are over stuffed or not properly bagged.
How can you help? While the City monitors to locate pollution sources in streams, an extra pair of eyes and hands can surely help in clean-up efforts. Through the Adopt -A Stream Program your group help take care of area of stream in your local area.
Jacksonville Adopt-A-Stream:
  • Streams & tributaries to the New River
  • Adopt areas for up to 3 years
  • CleanUp events organized quarterly
  • City assistant to determine adopted area
  • Mapping of area
  • Signage for adopted areas larger than 1 mile
  • Data Sheets provided for activities
  • Group can call City for Illicit discharge removal

Get Started!
Contact the Jacksonville Stormwater staff
at 938-5273 or 938-6446

Adopt-A-Trail or Park
The City of Jacksonville has more than 17 miles of trails and greenways and 18 parks within Jacksonville City limits. Pollution most often occurs from Natural Debris and Human Littering. Debris from storm and other weather events can block paths. Park & trail visitors that improperly dispose of waste, pollute our public green spaces. Parks staff works hard to keep Jacksonville Clean & Green, but you may see it before they do.
How can you help? While the City monitors and works to maintain local Parks and Trails, an extra pair of eyes and hands can surely help in clean-up efforts. Through the Adopt -A Park/Trail Program your group can help pick up litter and manicure a local park or trail.
Jacksonville Adopt-A-Trail:
  • City Trails and Greenways
  • Adopt areas for up to 3 years
  • CleanUp events organized quarterly
  • City assistant to determine adopted area
  • Mapping of area
  • Signage for adopted areas larger than 1 mile
  • Data Sheets provided for activities
  • Group can call City for assistance with large item removal

Get Started!
Contact Jacksonville Community Outreach at 938-6551
Adopt-A-Street
The City of Jacksonville Streets Division maintains over 150 miles of paved streets, soil roads, and sidewalks along the street system as well as drainage systems within City limits. With this in mind, it is especially important to practice good Citizenship in helping to keep our streets clean.
How can you help? The City works on a schedule to sweep, maintain and repair local roadways. Through the Adopt-A-Street Program you can help keep our streets clear of litter and yard waste.

Jacksonville Adopt-A-Street:
  • Residential and City Streets
  • Adopt areas for up to 3 years
  • CleanUp events organized quarterly
  • City assistant to determine adopted area
  • Mapping of area
  • Signage for adopted areas larger than 1 mile
  • Data Sheets provided for activities
  • Group can call City for assistance with large item removal

Get Started!

Contact Jacksonville
Streets staff at 938-5333

Report a Pothole 938-5333


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