Adopt-A-Street

Adopt-A-Street Challenge to Civic Groups

The City of Grants Pass would like to challenge all of our fine civic groups to adopt a section of City street and to hold quarterly events to pick up debris. Show your civic pride, see how much trash you can collect and be sure to let us know. At the end of the year we will publish a list of who collected the most bags of rubbish and post photos of the winning teams.

About the Adopt-A-Street Program

This Public Works Program gives citizens the opportunity to take ownership of a street of their choice (as long as it is a City street), organize regular litter pickups and contribute to a cleaner, healthier Grants Pass.

Picking up refuse along our City streets will keep it out of the stormwater system, out of the creeks and rivers ensuring our waterways are maintained at an optimum level.

  • Adopt-A-Street members participate in cleanup efforts at their adopted sites at least quarterly (four times a year).
  • Cleanups are scheduled by each group/individual at their convenience.
  • In exchange for a two year commitment of organizing litter pickup, a customized sign will be installed at each end of your adopted street to announce the name of your group and to honor your community service.

The City of Grants Pass will supply some safety vests, trash bags, and safety guidelines for the participants.

  1. Setting Up The Team
  2. Starting the Cleanup
  3. Group Leader Information

Become a Member of Our Adopt-A-Street Team

In a few easy steps, you can be part of the team. Read the steps below. Download the Adopt-A-Street brochure (PDF) to print the information.

Setting up the Team

  1. Choose a minimum of two (2) City blocks to keep clean. You can verify that the street is available by clicking on this link: City Street Map.
    • You can search by address
    • Only streets in blue can be adopted
    • Green are sections that have already been adopted
  2. Read, complete, and sign the Agreement of Terms and Conditions (PDF) and return the form to the City of Grants Pass Public Works Department at City Hall, Room 205. You will receive confirmation of your request within 7 days.
  3. Read and sign the Safety Guidelines (PDF). (It can be returned with the Agreement form).
  4. When your request is approved, print the Liability Release (PDF) form, and have each member sign the form, it is not necessary to list children's names. Return the form to the City of Grants Pass Public Works Department at City Hall, Room 205, fax 541-479-6765, or email the Public Works Department . The Group Leader should have new volunteers sign the form and turn it into the Public Works Department.
  5. Once you have been approved, choose the name you would like to have placed on your sign. You can print or email the Adopt-A-Street Sign (PDF) form.

Current Participants

List of Adopt-a-Street Participants and the roads they have adopted.
  Participant
Adopted Street
1 City of Grants Pass Public Works 4th Street from A to C Street
​C Street from 4th to 6th Street
2 The Kuhnert Family Esther Street
3 The Sandys Family Lawnridge from A to Loughridge
4 Scott and Mary F Street from 6th to Fall Run
5 Three Rivers Cardiac A/B
Ramsey from Allen
Creek Road to Union Avenue
6 LaPlante Family A Street from Baker to 4th
7 Greater Grants Pass Rotary Club G Street from 4th to 9th
8 GPHS Band and Color Guard A Street from Northeast Baker to Northeast  10th Street
9 Hearts with a Mission Northeast 9th Street from Northeast A to Northeast Hillcrest
10 Paragon Orthopedics Washington Avenue from Midland to A Street
11 Dave and Lora Southeast Gladiola and Southeast Portola
12 Knights of Columbus, St. Anne #3157 H Street between 6th & 9th Streets
13 Asante Three Rivers Central Transport Dept. Three Rivers Medical Center Union Avenue
14 Team Siedlecki Spruce Street
15 Grants Pass Clinic Ramsey Avenue
16 Caveman Kiwanis
Southeast N Street
17 Caveman Kiwanis Southeast Camelot
18 Messenger Family Southwest Greenwood Ave, Bridge Street to Westholm Park
19 JOCO Drug Court Alumni
Bridge Street
20 Insurance Lounge Inc. Northeast Savage from 6th Street to Beacon Drive
21 Fruitdale Grange #379 Parkdale Drive from Rogue River Highway to Parkway
22 Honorary Member (William Cadman) Redwood Avenue from George Tweed to Kokanee
23 St Anne Catholic Church 1131 Northeast 10th Street to Hillcrest
24 St Anne Catholic Church A Street to 1131 Northeast 10th Street
25 RCC Student Veterans 4th Street from C to H Streets
26 Greenleaf Ind. Garden Center Midland Avenue
27 Brighton Academy Northeast Mead Street
28   North Valley & Grants Pass High School Key Clubs Northwest Highland Avenue from Northwest Bellevue to Northwest Cooke Avenue
29 1st Christian Church Southwest H Street from 4th to Pine Street
30 Bennett Family & Nevotti Family Northwest Grant Street from B Street to Bellevue
31 Your Local Wells Fargo Bank E Street between 3rd and 9th Streets
32 Oak Lane Retirement Oak Street

Adopt-A-Street Teams in Action

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Adopt a Street logo

Contact Us

  1. Public Works

    101 NW A Street, Room 205
    Grants Pass, OR 97526

    Ph: 541-450-6110
    Fx: 541-479-6765

    Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Adopt-a-street brochure cover

Sample Sign 2' Length x 10" High

Adopt A Stree Street Sign with Public Works as Sponsor