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 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 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. (It can be returned with the Agreement form).
  4. When your request is approved, print the Liability Release 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 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 form.

Current Participants

List of Adopt-a-Street Participants and the roads they have adopted.
4     Three Rivers Cardiac A/B
Ramsey-from Allen Crk Rd to Union Ave    
5     LaPlante Family A Street from Baker to 4th    
6     Greater Grants Pass Rotary Club G Street from 4th to 9th    
7     GPHS Band & Color Guard A Street from NE Baker to NE 10th St    
8     Hearts with a Mission NE 9th Street from NE A to NE Hillcrest    
9     Paragon Orthopedics Washington Ave from Midland to A Street    
11     Dave & Lora SE Gladiola and SE Portola    
12     Knights of Columbus, St. Anne #3157 H Street between 6th & 9th Streets    
13     Asante Three Rivers Central Transport Dept. TRMC Union Ave    
14     Team Siedlecki Spruce Street    
15     Grants Pass Clinic Ramsey Ave    
16     GP School D7 Transportation 200-600 NE Agness Ave    
17     Caveman Kiwanis
 SE N Street    
18     Caveman Kiwanis SE N Street    
19     Messenger Family SW Greenwood Ave, Bridge St - Westholm Park    
20     JOCO Drug Court Alumni
Bridge Street    
21     Insurance Lounge Inc. NE Savage-from 6th St to Beacon Dr.    
22     Fruitdale Grange #379 (Parkdale Dr-from RR Hwy - Parkway
23     Honorary Member (William Cadman) Redwood Ave-George Tweed to Kokanee    
24     St Anne Catholic Church 1131 NE 10th Street to Hillcrest    
25     St Anne Catholic Church A Street to 1131 NE 10th Street    
26     RCC Student Veterans 4th Street from C to H Streets    
27     Greenleaf Ind. Garden Center Midland Ave    
28     Brighton Academy NE Mead Street    
29       North Valley & Grants Pass High School Key Clubs NW Highland Ave from NW Bellevue to NW Cooke Ave

30     1st Christian Church SW H Street from 4th to Pine Street    

Adopt-A-Street Teams in Action