Adopt a Spot


Adopt a street, stream, or spot in your area and KAB will be glad to install an Adopt-a-sign with your group's name on it! We'll provide trash grabbers, gloves, safety vests, trash bags and in most cases we will even collect the trash bags! All you need is a commitment and a site to adopt! Anyone from individuals to industries can adopt!

Remember, there are two Adopt-A programs in our area:

  • KAB Adopt-a-Spot

  • NCDOT Adopt-a-Highway: The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) provides an Adopt-a-Highway program designed to cleanup state roads (roads with a SR0000 number). Keep America Beautiful can provide supplies for these cleanups when coordinated with NCDOT. For more information and to sign up for this program, visit the NCDOT Beautification website.

  • You can select any spot or section of a street or stream as long as it is reasonable.

  • Adoptions require cleaning of the adoption site on a quarterly basis.

  • After your group schedules and reports four cleanups at the site being adopted KAB will install a sign designating your adopted section.

  • Gloves, vests, unused bags, and trash grabbers must be returned promptly after each cleanup.

  • All cleanups must be reported in advance with a pre-cleanup form available for submission or printout on line.

  • Event Reports must be submitted on line or called or faxed in at 252 467-4965.

  • Ages 12 and older may apply. Youths must have adequate adult supervision.

  • Recycling is encouraged whenever possible