The City of Modesto's Neighborhood Environmental Action Team (N.E.A.T.) program is a fun, educational and
worthwhile opportunity for you, your organization or your business to gain city-wide recognition while
helping save taxpayer dollars. You can help beautify our community by adopting and caring for a N.E.A.T.
There are several ways you can care for a N.E.A.T.
area. You may:
- Remove litter
- Plant and prune
- Remove graffiti
The City has identified sites in public right-of-ways,
parks and parkettes throughout Modesto that can be adopted by volunteers.
When you sign up for the program, the City will work with you to select an
area that requires the type of care for
which you are volunteering.
Aside from your own satisfaction, volunteer efforts
that qualify for long term maintenance agreements will be
recognized by the City of Modesto.
You or your group can remove litter from an assigned N.E.A.T.
area. If needed, the City will provide garbage bags to
help you in your work. The debris can
be placed in the garbage bags and left curbside for removal by City staff.
As with litter removal, you or your group will be
assigned a specific N.E.A.T. area to keep free of weeds.
If needed, the City will provide garbage bags to help
get the work done. The gathered weeds can be placed in the garbage
bags and left curbside for pickup by City staff.
After training by City staff, horticultural volunteers prune and plant shrubbery in an assigned N.E.A.T.
area. Pruning can, as noted
previously, be placed in the garbage bags provided by the City and left for City pickup.
Graffiti volunteers keep their N.E.A.T. area free of
graffiti by painting over it or removing it with special
paint removers. Usually, entire walls are painted to
eliminate the "patchwork" look. If needed, the City will provide paint and paint supplies, such as brushes and rollers. Graffiti should be removed within ten days
For more information, please contact Andy Johnson at (209) 577-5445 or