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The NEC's Adopt-a-Block Program allows individuals, businesses, faith based groups, non-profit organizations, schools, and other entities to take ownership of and participate in enhancing the appearance of our wonderful community and preventing the pollution of our vital watershed. All you need to do is fill out the form below and a staff person will contact you within a few days to discuss the next steps required to complete the Adopt-a-Block process. More information on guidelines and benefits here:
Primary Contact Name
If not participating as an individual
ex: nonprofit, school group, business
Number of Volunteers
Preferred Method of Communication
Are you an NEC Member?
Are you over 55?
If so, you will also be required to fill out the liability form for RSVP.
Blocks Interested in Adopting
Can be a trail, storefront, block, city square, or other Arcata parcel. Describe as needed.
How often do you plan to clean your block?
Would you like to rent equipment?
No thank you
Hazardous waste/needle disposal containers
Cigarette storage/separation containers
Cigarette disposal containers (usually to hand out to smokers); pictured above in black
Orange Safety Vest
If you are a local business owner, would you like a cigarette ashtray/receptacle outside your business? These are provided for free.
How did you hear about the Adopt-a-Block Program?
Thank you for your interest in keeping Arcata and our watershed clean for all species!
The NEC will send monthly reminders to return your data. Liability forms are required for all participants and can be found at
or at our office. If you are over 55, you will be asked to sign the Retired Senior Volunteer Program's insurance liability form. Please return form by mail to: NEC PO Box 4259 Arcata, CA 95518 or drop off at 415 I St. Arcata, CA 95521.
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