Adopt-A-Spot Pick-Up Day Planned for Saturday, October 20

Published 12:04 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2018

PRESS RELEASE — The City of Lake Charles and Keep Greater Lake Charles Beautiful – Team Green, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Louisiana Beautiful, will hold its 2018 Fall Adopt-A-Spot Pick-up Day this Saturday, October 20, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until each area has been cleaned. 

 Through the Adopt-A-Spot citywide program, individuals, neighborhood groups, civic organizations, school organizations, and businesses can play an active and ongoing role in cleaning, greening and beautifying parks, shorelines, storm drains, streets, trails and other public spaces.  Volunteers have adopted more than fifty sites around Lake Charles and pick-up days are planned twice each year.

 “With the help of hard-working volunteers, we can clean up all of Lake Charles in one morning,” said Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter. “Adopt-A-Spot not only helps beautify our city, but it also helps bring together the entire community—including corporate teams, school organizations, and local businesses—to take pride in our public spaces and parks and create a sense of community.”

 Signs are installed around the city to identify a volunteer group’s ownership of the adopted location.  Volunteers are also provided with garbage bags, safety vests, and litter grabbers. 

Currently the city is recruiting additional groups or volunteers to adopt a spot.  If you and/or your group or organization are interested in participating in the Adopt-a-Spot Program, or becoming an Adopt-A-Spot sponsor, please email Rebecca Thibodeaux at or by phone at 491-1481.