Adopt a Road, Park, HART Shelter, Shoreline, Monofilament Tube or Watergoat
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful administers the Adopt-A-Road Program for Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa. The Adopt-A-Road Program is a great opportunity for individuals, corporations or groups to give back to the community through stewardship of public right-of-ways, parks and shorelines.
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
Adopt-A-Road: A minimum of a one mile stretch of right-of-way
Adopt-A-Park: County and City Parks are available and projects can include litter removal and beautification
Adopt-A-Shoreline: A stretch of accessible shoreline, piers or waterway
Adopt-A-Monofilament Tube: Monofilament tubes at boat ramps and fishing piers
Adopt-A-WATERGOAT: Removal of the collection of litter and debris that washes in from nearby storm drains from surrounding neighborhood streets
Adopt-A-HART Shelter: Adoptees will be responsible for monthly cleaning of the bus shelter of their choice (Requirements and more information below!)
How will Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful support my efforts?
Cleanup and safety supplies will be provided to each team
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful will coordinate permission and access with local governments
Teams may be credited with a sign installed in their adopted area
Groups who adopt a HART Shelter will receive signage on the bus shelter that they maintain.
Commit to a two-year agreement
Complete an annual safety training
Hold a minimum of 4 projects at your adopted location, plus sign up for two of our event cleanups. e.g., HRCC (Hillsborough River Coastal Cleanup) and GAC (Great America Cleanup) World Ocean Day etc.
Must be 12 years of age to work along a roadway
All volunteers must sign the liability waiver form in advance of the project
Submit Project Report Form and the Liability Waiver after each project to remain in good standing with the program. Click here to submit.
Our Adopt a Shelter Program requirements differ slightly, as adoptees are required to clean their adopted bus shelter on a monthly basis to hold their contract.