Our Adoption Program is a partnership between Keep Pinellas Beautiful (KPB), Pinellas County and local residents. This program is a great opportunity for individuals, groups and corporations to give back to their communities in a highly visible way. Through this free program, participants will adopt an area of Pinellas County and receive the training and materials necessary to host their own cleanups. Adoptions greatly enhance the appearance of our communities and go a long way in reducing litter and debris from entering our waterways and polluting the natural habitats of our native wildlife.
Types of Adoptions
One mile stretch of Pinellas County Road
Pinellas Trail Adopt-A-Mile
One mile stretch of Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail or Coast to Coast Trail (Availability in Tarpon Springs).
Stretch of accessible shoreline or waterway
Adopt An Island
Pier and surrounding waterbody/coastline
Alleyways within the City of St. Petersburg
One mile area surrounding schools or other community establishments
If you would like more information on how you can become involved as a volunteer with the Adopt-A-Highway Program, please call FDOT's Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator in Tallahassee at 1-800-BAN-LITT(er) or 1-800-226-5488.
For each program, volunteers will:
Commit to a two year contract
Have groups that consist of at least one adult
Be responsible for supervising and organizing your team
Complete a safety training
Coordinate cleanups with KPB in advance
Perform at least 4 cleanups a year at your adopted area (6 cleanups for Pinellas Trail)
Dispose of all trash properly
Submit the cleanup documentation to KPB after each event
How will KPB support my efforts?
Cleanup and safety supplies will be provided to each team
Orientation and education information will be provided to each team
KPB will coordinate permission and access with local governments
Teams may be credited with a sign installed in their adopted area (County Road and Trail Adoptions only)