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!”
“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.