As of May 21st, over 100 blocks have been adopted in Sunnyside through Adopt One Block with fewer than 60 blocks still seeking adoption. This is more than twice as many blocks than when we started our neighborhood outreach in early April; we had 43 adopted blocks then. The areas marked in grey on the map have been adopted; areas in black still need adoption.
If you have adopted a block and haven’t contacted our Cleanup Coordinator yet, we would love to hear from you! Knowing who has adopted blocks within Sunnyside lets us improve collaboration and coordination among block ambassadors as well as offer local support. So far, about 30 block ambassadors have made themselves known but we would like to hear from more. On the map, the blocks of known ambassadors are identified with a thin white line around their adopted block. Your contact information will not be shared publicly, but knowing about you will allow our Cleanup Coordinator to privately connect adopters of neighboring blocks if they both choose.
To make yourself known to the SNA as a block ambassador, or if you ever need help with disposing of excess trash, dealing with larger items that have been dumped, needles or biohazard cleanup, please contact Vincent Dawans, SNA Cleanup Coordinator at [email protected].
More information about Adopt One Block (including an updated map) is available at sunnysideportland.org under the Volunteer menu.