We were intrigued by these signs which we've seen around town, and finally took the time to investigate. It seems in an effort to beautify the city, DC's Office of the Clean City created an Adopt-a-Block program to allow citizens to take an active role in cleaning and greening the District. A part of the Clean City Initiative, the Adopt-a-Block program offers a hands-on project for people and organizations hoping to make a noticeable contribution to the community...
To be a part of the clean&greenDC Adopt-A-Block Program, a group:
- Adopts a minimum of 2 square blocks of a residential or commercial area.
- Agrees to conduct a quarterly, clean-up day and weekly litter pickup in the adopted area.
- Maintains this agreement for 2 years.
The Office of the Clean City (OCC) will help identify locations of interest and need in the District, and prefence is given to residents who live within the proposed adoption area.
Looking for more information? Check out the Adopt-a-Block Program Guide available online. We think this is a great way to help improve our DC neighborhoods, and wonder if any of our readers are involved in the Adopt-a-Block program?