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The Adopt-a-Trail program is a cooperative partnership between Clearwater businesses, churches, schools, neighborhood associations, civic groups, clubs and other service related organization and the City of Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department.

Program participants agree to perform cleanups four times each year at their adopted trail site, to remove litter and debris, as well as vegetation removal, invasive removal and trimming, with the guidance of City staff, over a two-year adoption period.

Adopt-a-Trail partners greatly enhance the appearance of the trail and go toward reducing the debris entering our waterways and polluting the natural habitats of our native wildlife.


Groups and businesses share an increased pride in their community and a heightened sense of ownership.

Your group or organization is credited on Adopt-a-Trail signage along the trail.

Participants are listed on the City of Clearwater Parks and Recreation Adopt page, mentioned in the Email Volunteer Newsletter, and in the MyClearwater Magazine.

Getting Started

Select a section of Ream Wilson Trail, Bayshore Trail, Druid Road Trail, East Avenue Trail, or the Memorial Causeway that your group would like to adopt.

Larger groups may be able to adopt more than one section. Trail sections may be adopted out twice. This will allow for trash and debris to be removed more often.

Fill out the Adopt a Trail agreement to perform cleanups quarterly for a two-year period on your chosen part of the trail.

To return the agreement, you can scan and email it, fax it to 727-562-4832,
or mail it to PO Box 4748, Clearwater, FL 33758.

Once You Are Approved

  • Your group will schedule your project when it works best for you.
  • Let us know when you plan to schedule your projects, we will provide trash bags, gloves, and report forms. Also, it’s important to be sure your project doesn’t conflict with other planned activities.
  • Cleanup can include trash, sticks and moss along the trail, and any other discarded debris.
  • Be sure to submit a report with cleanup results and total hours spent cleaning after each cleanup.
  • Your group may be asked to participate in a larger project along the trail with City staff, such as invasive removal.

If you have any questions, contact the Volunteer Specialist at 727-562-4832. 

We would like to thank the following community organizations for their support with the Adopt-a-Trail Program:

Del Oro Groves Neighborhood Association
Island Estates Civic Association
Largo High School's Science National Honor Society
Lindley Habilitation
The ARC Tampa Bay

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