The City's Adopt-A-Street program is a volunteer-driven cleanup campaign that enables neighbors and organizations to take a hands-on role in making Fort Lauderdale litter free. Adopting a street and cleaning it not only makes people feel good, it has multiple social, environmental, public health, and economic benefits because it:
- Creates awareness for litter prevention
- Promotes community building
- Prevents stormwater pollution
- Offers exercise with a purpose
- Enhances tourism
- Elevates property values
- Keeps waterways and streets safer and cleaner
- Makes Fort Lauderdale beautiful
It's really easy to participate in the Adopt-A-Street Program. Simply select a City street (minimum one mile), complete an application, and clean the street at least four times a year. The City will install a program sign on the adopted street identifying you or your organization, provide the clean up supplies, and remove the trash once the cleanup is complete.
We invite you to join our Adopt-A-Street Ambassadors by adopting your favorite Fort Lauderdale street. It does not take a lot of time to participate and the rewards are tremendous.
Application, Guidelines, and Forms
|Year||Group Name||Adopted Street|
|2014||All Star Barber, Inc.||N.E. 15th Avenue|
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Broward County Alumnae Chapter
|N.W. 21st Avenue|
|2014||F.L.A.W.L.E.S.S., Inc.||N.W. 26th Street|
|2014||N.W. 15th Avenue|
International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star,
Lady Yon #249
|N.W. 5th Street|
|2014||McKinsey Steel & Supply||N.W. 5th Avenue|
|2014||Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 1395||Riverland Road|
|2014||TBG Partners||N.W. 7th Avenue|
|2014||Westminster Academy||N.E. 22nd Avenue|
|2013||A. Philip Randolph Institute Gentle Warriors||Florida Avenue|
|2013||Chris Liptak, Four Points Yacht and Ship Brokerage, Inc.||N.E. 13th Street|
|2013||Delta Air Lines, Inc.||S Andrews Avenue|
|2013||Dillard High School Class of 1959||Sistrunk Boulevard|
|2013||Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club||Palm Avenue|
|2013||Fort Lauderdale Kiwanis Club||SW 4th Avenue|
|2013||Johnson Family & Neighbors||NW 21 Avenue|
|2013||Kevin Hildreth, Realtor||Flagler Drive|
|2013||Omicron Epsilon Pi Sorority, Inc. Gamma Chapter||NE 4th Avenue|
|2013||South Middle River Civic Association||NW 13th Street|
|2013||Twelve Step House, Inc.||SW 2nd Avenue|
Who may participate in the program?
Neighbors, local businesses, church groups, homeowners associations, student groups, service organizations, scout troops and more can participate in the Adopt-A-Street program. Adult supervision is required for youth groups or young participants (Group members must be 12-years-of-age or older).
Does it take a lot of time to participate?
No. It takes just a few hours, four times per year. Some groups do opt to hold more than four cleanup events per year, which the City certainly welcomes.
How many miles of streets are currently adopted?
Approximately 34 miles of City streets are currently adopted thanks to many organizations and individuals. But, with a city the size of Fort Lauderdale, many more street adoptions are needed to achieve the goal of having a litter-free Fort Lauderdale.
Who do I contact if I need more information?
You may contact the City’s Neighbor Support Office at (954) 828-5271 or email Twhitmire@fortlauderdale.gov.
Storm drains transport water to the Fort Lauderdale's waterways. You can help protect the City's waterways by reporting report clogged storm drains or illegal dumping into the stormwater system to the 24-hour Customer Service Center at (954) 828-8000.
Did you know that state law prohibits dumping anything into the storm drain system or unauthorized obstructions or alterations of the drainage features?