The ADOPT-A-SPOT Program is a volunteer program which enables individuals, families, civic clubs, garden clubs, businesses, churches, and other organizations to maintain and beautify the City's Public Right Of Way.

Volunteers perform routine maintenance such as mowing, weeding, litter removal, landscape plantings, painting, and in some cases minor repairs. You may also choose to donate funds to help pay for maintenance.

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The maintenance that you will be asked to do depends on the area you choose to adopt. Some areas may need planting and weeding so they do not become overgrown. You may also have your own idea of what you would like to do and we can assist you in making that happen.

The best way to find a property to adopt is to look out your window and see if there is a spot you would like to maintain near your home. If you take regular walks, you may see a place that you go by that is just begging for some attention. If you do not see a location that you like, the Public Works department staff can match your time and talents to a location from their list of properties available for adoption.

In recognition of your efforts, the City will place a sign with your name at the adopted site. A city representative will give an orientation before you start work. Caretakers who do not wish to be recognized may remain anonymous.

To be considered as a participant in the Adopt-a-Spot Program, complete the application and e-mail to:, or mail the application to Public Works 602 11th Ave. Columbus, Georgia 31901. Thank you for your interest in the City of Columbus Adopt- a- Spot Program.

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