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Adopt-A-Waterway (Coming Soon)

The City of Clearwater has a brand new Adopt Program- the Adopt-A-Waterway Program -to help keep Clearwater’s water sparkling through dedicated volunteers from business, industrial, civic, youth, and non-profit organizations.

The Adopt-A-Waterway Program encourages organizations to adopt a body of water with a water goat, to clean up the trash collected in that location 4 times a year. The Adopt-A-Waterway Program promotes community pride by demonstrating to residents, tourists, and potential businesses that the community is active, energetic and cares about a clean and safe environment.

  • An Adopt-A-Waterway sign recognizing your company or organization at the adopted waterway.
  • A certificate of appreciation from the City of Clearwater.
  • Acknowledgement on the Parks and Recreation website.
Why should your company or group volunteer to Adopt-A-Waterway?
  • Feel ownership and pride in one's community.
  • Set an example for others, especially children.
  • Show you care about environmental issues.
  • Improve the quality of life in your neighborhood.
  • Gain new knowledge about litter in bodies of water (everything leads to the bay).
  • Experience the feeling of usefulness.
  • Deter crime with a cleaner environment.
  • Enjoy the outside with neighbors or co-workers.
  • Get free recognition for your company or group.
  • Make a difference - TRASH AFFECTS EVERYONE!
Getting Started
  • Contact the City of Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department at 727-562-4832 or email for a complete package of the guidelines, procedures, and contract agreement.
  • Sign an Adopt a Waterway agreement to adopt a location
  • Make a commitment to do a clean-up every three months (4 times per year).
  • Follow all programs procedures (ESPECIALLY SAFETY).
  • Place trash bags under the Adopt-A-Waterway sign and call for pick-up by the City of Clearwater Solid Waste Department (727-562-4930).
  • Mail or email a report to the Volunteer Specialist after the clean-up event with number of volunteers, hours worked, bags of litter and/or recyclables collected.