How does it work?
Adopt-A-Block involves collecting small amounts of litter on a monthly basis in your designated area. Associated with Adopt-A-Block are three other programs, including Adopt-A-Stream, Adopt-A-Park, and Adopt-A-Trail. Once you register and adopt your block, you can sign-out equipment at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre front desk (during operating hours) OR from the Alouette River Management Society Rivers Heritage Centre (arrange in advance). You can keep the equipment for the duration of your commitment period. High visibility vests will be provided for large group cleanups. There is no set schedule – when you have a bit of free time, do a quick cleanup!
Adopt-A-Stream involves collecting litter as well as other stream activities, such as water quality testing and replacing invasive plants with native species. However, you must attain your Streamkeepers certification to engage in any stream activities besides basic litter pickup.
Who can participate?
Adopt-A-Block welcomes everyone! Students participate to gain volunteer hours to graduate, retired individuals join to stay active in their community, families adopt together as a fun, constructive activity – the possibilities are endless. Keeping our community tidy makes Maple Ridge that much more beautiful to enjoy.
Click a link below to download the registration package for individuals and families and submit completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org (scanned documents) or mail to 24959 Alouette Road, Maple Ridge, BC, V4R 1R8.
Word Document (2013): Adopt-A-Block Registration Package (Individuals and Families) – 2015
If you are interested in making an adoption as a business, group, or organization, contact us to receive your business package and registration materials.
If you are interested in the Adopt-A-Block program or Adopt-A-Stream program, contact us to register or learn more! Your commitment and contributions will be appreciated by anyone – or anything – that calls Maple Ridge home.
Phone: 604-463-9699 (Adopt-A-Block) or 604-467-6401 (ARMS)
Please report any and all illegal dumping to the City of Maple Ridge at 604-466-9277