People of the Parks (P.O.P.) Program
P.O.P. Program (Litter Assistance)
Looking for a way to give back to your community? Look no further! Welcome to the People of the Parks Program (P.O.P.), an exciting NEW initiative in the City of Dublin that aims to foster community engagement and environmental stewardship. In this new volunteer program, we invite ALL residents, businesses, organizations, and visitors alike to join us in keeping our city clean and green. By participating in this incentivized program, you not only contribute to the well-being of our parks and trails but also earn rewards for your efforts. Who doesn't like prizes?
SHOULD I PICK IT UP OR REPORT IT?
For the safety of each participant, we encourage the use of the provided litter stick and reusable bag. If the item is too large for these tools please DO NOT pick it up.
Some examples of items that should be picked up include paper, plastic bottles, and food scraps. Examples of items that should not be picked up, and should be reported are heavy equipment, broken glass, needles, syringes, or weapons of any kind.
To report any of these items or maintenance concerns, please utilize Fix it- Dublin.
WHICH OPTION IS BEST FOR ME?
People of the Parks has two components: Individuals and Families, or Businesses and Organizations, for participants to consider prior to registering.
Option 1: Individual and Family Registration
This option is for individuals and families who are interested in a self-tracking component with no required hours or initiatives. You decide when and where you would like to assist and track your hours on the provided form for a chance to win prizes in the quarterly drawing. The more hours you contribute, the greater your chances of receiving one of our amazing prizes, which include City and program-branded gifts; gift cards to local businesses; free or reduced passes to The Wave; free or reduced passes to other city programs such as the Shamrock 5K; and much more!
Option 2: Business and Organization Registration
This option is for businesses and organizations who are interested in ADOPTING a specific park or trail. This component is a year-long commitment with monthly requirements of at least 16 hours and must be tracked on the provided form. Groups who remain in good standing will receive citywide recognition, as well as branded signage at their specific location. This sign recognizes your group as the ADOPTER of this location and will remain up during the duration of your commitment.
WHERE CAN I REGISTER?
Register here at www.dublinrecguide.com. Fully registered participants will receive their P.O.P. Supply Kit. If all P.O.P Supply Kits have been distributed, participants are encouraged to add themselves to the waitlist. Waitlisted participants can still participate in P.O.P., and will receive instructions on tracking hours. Once additional P.O.P. Supply Kits are available, waitlisted participants will be notified via email.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION?
Participants will receive a P.O.P. supply kit, which will include litter sticks, and a City-branded reusable litter pickup bag. Program t-shirts will be provided to individuals and families. Program vests will be provided to businesses, groups, organizations and teams.
HOW DO I TRACK MY HOURS?
Upon registration, all participants in both P.O.P. offerings will receive guided Excel sheets with instructions on tracking and logging hours. You can find examples of our hour tracking logs below: