The Adopt-A-Spot program is an opportunity for businesses and community groups to invest in the health and beauty of our community and increase the quality of life for residents and visitors. Your business or group can adopt a spot along a roadway, in a park, along the Truckee River or in an open space area.AdoptASpot-Sign-500x497

How it works

When you adopt a spot, a sign with your name will be installed at your spot. We ask that you conduct at least three cleanups a year to keep your spot clean. You choose the dates!

KTMB will provide you with all the tools needed (bags, gloves, shovels, etc.) and coordinate trash pickup.  The map below shows all of the adopted spots in the region. If there is a spot you’d like to adopt, just let us know and we’ll gladly work with you to make it happen!

To adopt a spot (roadways, river, park or open space) it is $1,000 for a 2-year commitment.

Why do we charge a fee to adopt a spot?
As a non-profit, KTMB needs to cover its costs for administration of the program, tool supply, garbage bags, dumpsters and more for this program. It currently costs KTMB $1,000 a year per spot to run the program. KTMB works hard to obtain grants, sponsorships and individual donations so that we are able to cover some of the cost of each spot.

A limited number of scholarships are available for small community groups (boy scout troops, school groups, families/individuals) for the roadway, park and open spaces spots.

We will work with you. KTMB occasionally has the ability to provide spots at discounted rates for individuals, community groups, non-profits and small businesses (50 employees or fewer).

Please contact KTMB staff for special pricing and availability of spots at or (775) 851-5185.

Sponsorship Cost:  Sponsorships start at $5,000 to sponsor a roadway, park, open space or river spot. As an Adopt-A-Spot Sponsor, you’ll get a road sign with your name on it installed in your spot, and KTMB will coordinate the cleanup and maintenance of your spot. If you prefer to clean your spot, KTMB will provide you with all the support listed above.

Get Started
To learn more about the Adopt-A-Spot program or apply for a spot, please contact us.

KTMB’s Adopt-A-Spot program is in partnership with the City of Reno, City of Sparks, Washoe County, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Truckee Meadows Water Authority, Washoe County Health District and Waste Management.