The City of Kent has announced the launch of its Adopt-A-Spot program, intended to help reduce litter throughout its 320 miles of streets and sidewalks and keep its public areas clean.

Related to the Adopt-A-Street program, the new plan invites businesses and residents to sign up to claim a small area of land like a bus stop or traffic circle and keep it neat and free of litter. The Adopt-A-Spot program is perfect for those who want to help but don’t have the resources or time to monitor an entire stretch of street.

“This is a great opportunity for individuals, families, community groups, and local companies to help keep our city clean,” Mayor Dana Ralph said in a statement. “It’s the perfect complement to our Adopt-A-Street program for those who want to take care of a specific spot.”

Volunteers who sign up for a spot are provided with materials to use during cleanups and are honored with a sign posted in their adopted area.

For more information about how to sign up, visit kentwa.gov/talkingtrash, call (253) 856-5589, or email talkingtrash@kentwa.gov.