Public Participation


Aquatic ecosystems-streams, rivers, wetlands, and estuaries-are under considerable pressure from human activities, including incorrect disposal of trash. Preserving and restoring the quality of freshwater and marine environments requires that we are understand how much trash we create, what we do with that trash, and how we can prevent it from entering our waterways.

The City of Goodlettsville’s Adopt-a-Street program provides a way to show pride in our community and is a great and inexpensive project that generates publicity and recognition for your group. The program allows interested groups an opportunity to clean a specific area of a street’s right-of-way.

Volunteers are asked to conduct four clean-ups a year alongside the adopted route with the City providing clean-up materials and disposal. After your first clean-up, your group’s name is placed on the City of Goodlettsville’s Adopt-a-Street signage which will be placed on your adopted route. Recommended roadway coverage will be about a 1/2 mile in length and cover both sides of the road. 

In 2019/2020, 1220 lbs of trash was removed from Goodlettsville streets.

Adopt-a-Street Introduction Information (PDF) 

List of Available Streets to be Adopted - Coming Soon

List of Adopted Streets 

Adopted StreetClean-up Group
Rivergate Parkway WestCity of Goodlettsville
Long Hollow Pike (I-65 to Caldwell)Twelve Stones HOA
Conference Drive SouthAvailable
CaldwellPreston Run
W. Cedar StreetMetro Baptist
Dry Creek RoadJohnson Family
Main StreetGoodlettsville Church of Christ
Conference Drive First Bank
Northcreek Blvd.Edward Jones
Old Dickerson PikeDenver Schimming/Sheila Hobson
Alta Loma RoadMatthews Family
Bluebird DriveLarry Hale Allstate

How to Adopt-a-Street

Check out these documents to learn more about the Adopt-a-Street program:

The City of Goodlettsville requires all Adopt-a-Street volunteers to watch this seven minute video from the Tennessee Department of Transportation:
Volunteer Training Video

Stream Clean-Ups

Recent Clean-Ups include:

Mansker's Creek - May 2021

Event Totals

Event Photos

Mansker's Creek - November 2020

See photos & event totals

Mansker's Creek - April 2019

See photos & event totals

Slater's Creek and Mansker's Creek - September 2018
See photos & event totals (PDF)

Mansker's Creek, Slater's Creek and Dry Creek - June 2018
See photos & event totals (PDF)

Mansker's Creek/Williamson Road, Dry Creek/Gateway and Old Dickerson, Slater's Creek, Dickerson Pike North, Two Mile Pike/Hollywood St./Drake St. - September 2017
See photos, (PDF) See Event Totals (PDF)

Mansker's, Dry and Slater's - October 2016 - See Event Totals (PDF)

Mansker's - April 2016
See the areas we cleaned, how much trash we collected, and the volunteers whom made it all possible (PDF).

We've had hundreds of volunteers assist with stream clean-ups and have successfully removed thousands of pounds of trash, debris, and hazardous waste from our creeks.  Still, more help is needed.  Join us for our next clean-up and help make a positive difference in the life of your stream and your water quality!