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Adopt-a-Site Program

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Adopt-a-Site Volunteers are the Coolest!

 Pioneer Calvary Cemetery  Adopted by Mills & Mills Funeral Home-Dignity Memorial
 Sapp Road Park  Available for Adoption

Site Adoption Agreement

Volunteer groups may adopt a designated City site for two years and agree to maintain that site to agreed-upon standards at least once each quarter. This includes a reporting of activities throughout the life of the agreement too. Locations are determined by the City of Tumwater, based on the need in the area and the potential working conditions for volunteers.  Safety is the most important aspect when considering roads placed for adoption. Assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis and continue as long as the adopting group is willing and able to maintain the site. 

There is no time limit for adoption. However, in the event the site is not maintained according to the agreement with the City, the adopting group will be notified with the opportunity to bring the status into compliance within a specified time frame or to have it placed back open for adoption.

Maintenance Tasks

Volunteer groups help keep Tumwater clean by providing litter removal along community streets, parks, or designated adoption sites. Some groups also provide extra services like maintaining flower beds in the public right-of-way or marking and raking storm drains. Some sites may require more extensive maintenance which is defined when the adopting group agrees to accept the task of maintaining a City property such as a park or historic property.


Groups commit to cleaning the assigned road or site  a minimum of four times each year (once each quarter), for a minimum of two years. It is our desire that groups continue to conduct clean-up activities as long as they have an interest.


Any individual, business, or community organization can get involved! Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate or 15 years of age as long as another adult is designated to supervise the minor during the activity for safety reasons. 


City of Tumwater Volunteer Coordinator at (360) 252-5424 or


Adopt-a-Site Volunteer Participant Activity Report pdf-icon-sm
Adopt-a-Road/Site Program Brochure pdf-icon-sm
Volunteer Participant Activity Report online version

Waiver form