Adopt-A-Street: CBC adopted South Bowman Road in West Little Rock (2002 - present)
November 2013: Commissioners (L-R): Cassie Toro, Ed Peek, Carrie Young, Bill Wiedower, Chris Minor, Steve Homeyer
Little Rock’s “Adopt-a-Street” (AAS) program is one of the oldest programs in the country and started right here in Little Rock, Arkansas. Adopt-A-Street is a program in which neighborhoods, businesses or individuals can "adopt" a street and pledge to keep streets clean by picking up litter. Adopt-A-Street helps keep our communities clean, and provides community involvement.
Little Rock's Public Works - Mapping & Graphics Section administers the Adopt-A-Street program. As of October, 2005, there were 162 organizations with 132.2 miles of adopted streets.
Want to sign up for a street to clean up? Contact: 371-4537 or Call 3-1-1
In 2002, CBC joined in partnership with the City's Adopt-a-Street program to help promote the program. Through the commission's efforts, adoptions to clean streets increased up to 132 miles! Former CBC Chair Nash Abrams (2003-04) has been a litter prevention advocate for years and personally adopted miles of streets to cleanup. Initially, CBC adopted a street to cleanup and asked for one known for high litter and a high profile street to adopt and the AAS program recommended South Bowman Road (from Kanis Street north up to Mara Lynn Road) in West Little Rock. The AAS signage went up and CBC went to work to clean up the street corridor every other month during the year. The commission still continues to clean up Bowman Road!
Ten years later: Commissioners (L-R): Lynn Warren, Steve Homeyer, Chris Minor, Julleah Johnson (photo taken by Herb Dicker, 2012)
Former commissioners Karol Zoeller and Jan Hicks worked on the promotion of the program and were able to partner with Lamar Advertising to donate one billboard at various rotating locations with the city's limits. Former commission Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl (Mangan Holcomb Partners) provided the graphic design and advertising assistance from her firm for the billboard design.
Thanks to donors for supplies:
Adopt-A-Street: Garbage bags
WalMart on Bowman: Additional garbage bags - white for recycling, green for trash
Home Depot on Chenal Parkway: Safety Vests