Adopt-A-Street Celebrates 16th Anniversary
and Going Strong!
Adopt-A-Street was implemented in 1995 as a
volunteer litter removal program for Broward County. The
unincorporated areas of Broward County were the only areas that had
the program until 2003, at which time it became available
countywide. Since then, 20 cities have joined, and hundreds of groups have helped remove litter from sections of roadways they adopted. The program currently covers more than 220 streets and encompasses about 180 miles of city and county roadways.
Our Mission: Engaging individuals to take
greater responsibility for improving our community.
As a recognized leader in community
improvement, Keep America Beautiful is guided by these principles:
This is the key to encouraging positive behaviors toward community
Improving communities, their environment, and quality of life all
begins with personal responsibility -- individuals becoming more
engaged as citizens and stewards of the environment.
Broad-based community alliances are essential to achieve sustainable
By engaging volunteers we extend the reach of our education and
multiply the impact of our actions.
Keep America Beautiful changes behaviors and
improves communities through a focus on:
Defining litter, identifying the causes, and reducing it
by organizing cleanups, and promoting proper handling of discarded
waste in our communities.
Waste Reduction and
Recycling: Reducing the impact of solid waste in our
communities through integrated programs including responsible
consumerism, source reduction and reuse, recycling and education
about landfills, composting and waste-to-energy.
Beautification and Community Greening:
Improving the visual aspects
of our communities through programs that beautify and naturally
clean our environment including community gardens, restoring vacant
lots, highway and shoreline beautification, urban forests, native
and wildflower plantings, and graffiti prevention and abatement.
Thank you for all your time, and your commitment to keeping Broward County litter-free!
Learn about other volunteer opportunities, like
Great American Cleanup.