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Adopt a Block, Many Available

by Prince Of Petworth February 4, 2010 at 11:30 am 3 Comments

W4adoptablock30Sep2006-1
Ward 4

“Dear PoP,

When I was out walking yesterday, I saw the most lovely sight—a city employee hanging an “Adopt a Block” signs on the corner of 11th Street and Irving. I checked into it and this is part of the Clean City Initiative. As I told you before a group of my neighbors and I have been cleaning our block (400 block Kenyon and Irving) for about 6 months, so this initiative is welcome news. Any ideas on local businesses/groups would be interested in adopting blocks in our neighborhoods? According to the website, very few blocks have been adopted in our area.

As residents, we need to ban together to keep our neighborhoods clean!”

W1AdoptABlock30Sep2006-1
Ward 1

“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.”

You can learn more about the program here.

I’ll be happy to spread the word on anyone/group who takes the initiative.

  • PetworthRes

    oohhh, I think Prince of Petworth should adopt the blocks around the Petworth metro…

    • Prince Of Petworth

      That’s so funny I was just going to recommend PetworthRes for that locale. If you plan it I’ll be there!

  • A while ago (5 or so years) I submitted paperwork to adopt my block only NEVER to hear from the program EVER.

    I now just clean up when i can.

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