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The Adopt-a-Street program offers residents, local businesses and organizations an opportunity to beautify Kent by donating their time and energy to pick up litter along community streets. Removing litter and garbage along Kent roadways not only improves the appearance of the community, but it prevents harmful Adopt a Street signcontaminants from entering Kent's waterways.  

 

Now is the perfect time to work with like-minded volunteers who want to make a difference in the community! If you and your group adopt a section of road, one mile or more and maintain it a minimum of four times a year, the city will place a sign at the adopted site to recognize your work. 

  

To sign up for the program, complete the online application. Upon approval, you will need to fill out the necessary forms and participate in safety training prior to your first cleanup activity. Links to the required forms are located below. If your street location is not approved, staff will work with you to find a suitable alternative.  

 

For more information, contact Gina Hungerford at GHungerford@KentWa.gov or call 253-856-5549

 

 

 

Supplies provided by the city:     

 

Safety video and additional forms:

 
  • Safety training  
  • Vests  
  • Gloves   
  • Litter “grabbers”  
  • Bags    
  • “Work Crew Ahead” sign   
  • Litter bag pick-up   
  • Map of Adopt-a-Street
 
 

 

Meet the street adopters!

Friends of Soos Creek VolunteersKudos to the “Friends of Soos Creek Park," the first group to adopt a Kent street.  They collected a phenomenal 30 bags of litter on 148th Ave. SE between SE 256th and 240th  the day before “Earth Day”. Rolling up their sleeves were Joe Miles, Gene Buzzelli, Gerri Miles, Linda Bartlett, Jane Gardner, Kristin Nelson, Carol Johnson, Samantha Garon, Bob Nelson, Patti Conley, Mike Imlay and Liz Miles.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Deanna1Robert1Thanks to the efforts of Deanna Jackson and Robert Craft, 112th Avenue SE between 232nd Ave. SE and 240th SE looks much nicer now. The two spent a Saturday and Sunday morning picking up four bags full of debris that had been carelessly tossed alongside the road.  Robert said he jumped at the chance to adopt a street.  "While taking walks in my neighborhood, I saw how much trash had piled up and got sick of seeing it." 

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Congratulations, Craft Family!  These two regulars have tied the knot!  Our best wishes go out to them.  Thanks to them for their continued efforts at making our community a nicer place to live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  

Home Destination - Adopt a Street 

 

 

Erin and Connie from the "Home Relocation Destination" organization spent a Saturday morning tending to their adopted stretch of 106th. Additional mornings are already scheduled!

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


 

Cheri Sayer 

 

 

Ms. Sayer, adorned with her City provided “Street Adopter” wears and trash bag, is doing her part to beautify her neighborhood!  You can see her hard at work several times a month.  Let her know she's appreciated!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 


 

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Saltair Hills neighbors, Pat and Liliane, combine helping to beautify their neighborhood with good conversation and a stop at the store.  They pick up litter on one side of the street on the way to the store and take care of the other side on their way back.  What an enterprising pair!  Way to go, ladies!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Great American Casino

 

 

Thanks to the guys and gals at the Great American Casino! This dedicated employee group doesn't let a little rain (or even a downpour) keep 'em from cleaning up their adopted street on 108 Ave. SE (Benson Hwy) between SE 208 & 192.  Per group leader Shannon Y., "Keeping our streets clean is so important to image around us, so we don't mind whatever weather gets thrown our way."  We've won the jackpot with this crew!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Parks Team   

 

 

Thanks much to the dedication of the "Friends of the Estates", both sides of 132 Avenue SE from 256 Street to SE 263 Place are much cleaner now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Thanks to Kent Target Employees for their recent efforts sprucing up Kent-Kangley from 256th to 124th. They're making a difference beautifying our community while setting a great example for our kids! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Kudos to the East Hill Partnership and Kent East Hill Revitalization group for the great job they do on making 104 Avenue SE/Benson Highway shine!  Organizer John Schneider with Edward Jones recruited 37 fellow business owners and volunteers who contributed an amazing 300 hours in the various cleanups to date picking up litter to beautify that stretch of street. 

 

Thanks to the following people for their participation in the cleanup:  Laura Borg-Edward Jones, Michael Skarin-New York Life, Charles Carston-C&G Hair & Beauty Supply, Lisa Crivellone-Stafford Suites, Jim & Suzanne Berrios-Golden Steer Steak ‘N Rib House, Gary Lee-Kent Community Foundation, Joy Alford-LookFeelHealthy.com, Garry Stewart-The Doorman Services, Inc., Randall Smith-All Pro Building Maintenance, Josh Hall-City of Kent, Andrea Keikkala-Kent Chamber of Commerce, Caren Crowley-Kent Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 


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Hi fives to the Pearson/Tetzloff Family for taking on Military Rd. for some extra care between  S. 248 and S. 260 St.  Kudos to them for their willingness to tackle this street.  You can tell, this family cares about their community!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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A big Thank You to our own Kent Kiwanis!  Not only do these folks do all kinds of wonderful activities to enrich our community, they give of their time and energy to make 240th shine between 104 Ave. SE and 116 Ave. SE.  Give 'em a shoult-out when you see them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The Kent Fred Meyers Employee group is the latest to join the Adopt-a-Street Program, and already they've made a difference!  A big Thank You goes out to them for contributing 22.5 hours of their time sprucing up 108 Ave. SE from SE 222 Pl. to S. 208 St.