Mayor Jennifer Gregerson announced that the city will launch an “Adopt-A-Street” program as a partnership between the city and the community to keep Mukilteo clean and beautiful. On May 21, the City Council established this new program.
“We have had many requests for an Adopt-A-Street program in Mukilteo by residents who see paper, bottles and other types of litter along our streets,” said Mayor Gregerson. “Our Public Works streets crew do an exceptional job cleaning and maintaining our streets, but we simply do not have the staffing to pick up litter on over 60 miles of streets in the city. We are hoping to see businesses, non-profits, HOAs, scout troops faith-based groups, and service organizations volunteer to be our Adopt-A-Street Ambassadors and build civic pride one street at a time.”
It’s easy to volunteer your organization to the Adopt-A-Street Program. Apply online, select a street or group of streets of at least 1 mile each way and take responsibility for keeping the street, sidewalk and storm drains clean for at least four (4) pick-up events per year. The city provides free street cleaning supplies and litter/recycle bags. Public Works staff will pick up the bags. After the second pick-up, the city will install a metal sign celebrating the efforts of your organization. All volunteers must attend a safety orientation prior to their first event.
The Adopt-A-Street Program creates a cleaner, more pleasant environment for everyone who lives, works and shops in adopted areas. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Nancy Passovoy at (425) 263-8018 or by email.