Everett Has Streets Available For Adoption In 2022

January 12, 2022


Brian and Sonja Bodge, owners of Bud’s Garage just completed a quarterly clean-up of “their street” Everett Avenue from Walnut to West Marine View Drive.

If you’d like to spruce up the city and get some visibility for your business or organization here in the new year the City of Everett, Washington has several streets available in its Adopt-A-Street program.

Started several years ago the program uses a partnership between the City of Everett and volunteers to create a better living environment in Everett by reducing street litter.

Participating groups agree to remove litter from assigned sections of street right-of-ways at least three times a year.

In recognition of each group’s commitment to cleaning the adopted section of road, City of Everett Street Crews will install permanent signs identifying the adopting group.

The City recently updated the list of available streets including portions of

  • Colby Avenue
  • Shuskan Way
  • Holly Drive
  • Airport Road
  • 19th Avenue SE
  • 10th Street
  • In order to participate you have to fill out an application for approval. Then the City says the process works like this:

  • Once your group’s application has been approved, you’ll schedule your first clean-up event. In order to secure your date, two weeks’ notice is preferred.
  • Pick-up your clean-up kit from City of Everett Public Works. Kits need to be picked up (and returned) during business hours, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Review the safety information and recruit your volunteers. We highly encourage group sizes of 15 or less. All volunteers should be 18+.
  • Once your group has completed your clean-up, you’ll let us know the details of your event, including the locations of bagged trash or large items for us to pick up.
  • Return your kit, be proud of your work, and tell others to look for your group’s name on an Adopt a Street sign on your segment of road! Signs will be ordered and installed after your first clean-up is complete.
    Here is a link to the application. For more information contact Kelly Frazee with the City at (425) 257-7205 or send an email to her at kfrazee@everettwa.gov

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