The Downtown Lewiston Association’s Adopt-a-spot program is a high visibility city beautification initiative focusing on planters and tree wells along Lisbon Street (with future expansion onto Lincoln Street, Park Street and along the canals). Partnering local individuals, businesses and organizations toward the shared vision of creating a clean and inviting atmosphere in Downtown Lewiston.

We are always searching for businesses or individuals interested in Adopting one or more spots! Each tree well is a spot open for adoption. If interested and you have a spot in mind please let us know! We look forward to seeing all the beautiful spots this spring.


Interested in participating? It’s easy!

Your Adoption Responsibilities:

  • Prep and clear your spot
  • Plant your spot
  • Water daily or as needed
  • Weed weekly or as needed
  • Fall clean up, by November 1st or first snowfall whichever is soonest

Adopt-A-Spot Timelines:

April 15th – Specific spot request deadline
April 30th – Spot assignment Notification
May 5th – Clear your space of old mulch/soil/plantings**
May 6th through May 13th Lewiston Public Works will remove discarded soil/mulch and place fresh loam in spot**
June 1st – Planting Deadline!

** individuals who have not cleared their spots by May 5th will be responsible for properly discarding their old mulch/soil and public works will not provide fresh loam to these spots (public works will not make a special/extra trip downtown to provide these benefits)


Strut your stuff!

Sponsor your own sign to let people know how you’re invested in downtown. With this $40 (only $20 for returning adopters) sponsorship we will have a sign placed in your spot, indicating you or your business as the spot adopter (name only, no logos).

Click Here To Sponsor A Spot!