Is your neighborhood or business group looking for some way to become involved in the community? Do people want to get to know each other better and have an impact on the environment in their neighborhood? Why not try Adopt-a-Spot!

The Adopt-a-Spot program will be a catalyst to organize active community participation in keeping the City of Ramsey beautiful. This program is a partnership between the City of Ramsey and its citizens. This program will build civic pride by beautifying our city streets, parks, trail’s, a designated spot, etc., whereby increasing safety and decreasing litter and other pollutants through trash removal and other volunteer beautification efforts.

Adoptee Commitments

The Adopt-a-Spot program wants individuals, organizations, or businesses to “adopt” a street, park, trail, lot, or hotspot most anywhere, and agree to keep the area cleared of litter for at least two years. (Two clean-ups per year.)

City of Ramsey’s Commitments

The City provides a supply of trash bags, reflective vests, and gloves to the volunteers. The City will also give the organization a certificate suitable for framing and erect a special Adopt-a-Spot recognition sign in your designated area.

How to Adopt-a-Spot

If your organization decides to Adopt-a-Spot, select a representative as liaison to the Program Coordinator. Select the spot that your group would like to adopt and then complete and return the Agreement Contract. View the application (PDF).

When you inquire, we will let you know what “spots” have already been adopted.

Schedule a Litter Pick-Up

The City deposes of collected litter for free! To schedule a pick-up you must call us to discuss where and when you want the litter picked up.

More Than Just Pick Up Trash

Through the City’s approval, citizens can plant trees, shrubbery or flowers along streets, plus other beautification projects. Contact the Program Coordinator and we would be happy to assist you with these projects.

Activity Report

Complete the activity report form (PDF) after each clean-up.