In 2005, with the help of Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, the City of Doral adopted by resolution the Adopt-a-Street program encouraging volunteer groups to cleanup litter from the streets of Doral, promoting cleanliness throughout the city’s rights-of-way.
“It’s important that our residents and businesses come together for the common goal of maintaining a beautiful and clean city for all to enjoy,” said Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez. “I am very grateful for the participation of all the organizations that have stepped up to make a difference in the community – together we accomplish more!”
According to Mayor Bermudez, the program also provides an opportunity for civic, social, educational, commercial, and religious organizations to get involved in a citywide project that benefits the entire community.
Through the program agreement, the group conducts cleanup activities four times a year for two years. The amount of trash removed from the city’s right-of-way is then weighed and reported to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) on a yearly basis. To commemorate the partnership the city then installs two signs with the name of the organization and displays it along the street.
In 2018, the Doral Public Works Department received over 10 applications in addition to the ones that were approved in previous years. Participants were provided with all materials to perform their cleaning activities and at the end of the first cleanup activity the city captured group pictures next to the newly installed sign.
This year’s new participants are The More-Roman Family, Toys for Kids Miami Foundation, AMLI Doral, Doral Chamber of Commerce, New Media New Marketing, Keller Williams International Lifestyles Realty, Miami Embroidery Corp., and Munar Law.
They join existing program participants, the Venezuelan Business Club, USW SouthCom First Class Petty Officers Association, Costa-del-Sol Association, Girls Scout Troop 552-Doral, and Divine Savior Church Youth Ministry.
To join the Doral Adopt-A-Street Program, or for information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-593-6740.