I acknowledge that I intend to voluntarily participate in the Adopt A Drain program on property owned by the City of Savannah.
I AM AWARE THAT I COULD SUSTAIN SERIOUS INJURY OR EVEN DEATH. I AM VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THIS ACTIVITY WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED, AND AGREE TO ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, WHETHER THOSE RISKS ARE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN.
As consideration for being permitted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah (the “City”) and the Savannah Water Resources Division to participate in the Adopt A Drain activity on City owned property, I forever release the City and the Water Resources Division, any affiliated organization, their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, contractors, and representatives (collectively “Releasees”) from any and all actions, claims, or demands that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and/or legal representatives now have, or may have in the future, for injury death, or property damage, related to (i) my participation in this activity; (ii) the negligence or other acts, whether directly connected to this activity or not, and however caused, by any Releasee, or (iii) the condition of the premises where this activity occurs, whether or not I am then participating in the activity. I also agree that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives may not make a claim against, sue, or attach the property of any Releasee in connection with any of the matters covered by the foregoing Release.
I expressly acknowledge that my participation in the Adopt A Drain program on City /Water Resources property is completely voluntary.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT BETWEEN MYSELF AND THE CITY AND WATER RESOURCES AND SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.
Volunteer Guidelines: Thank you for your dedication to Savannah. Your well-being and enjoyment are important to us. All volunteers are expected to conduct themselves in a safe, courteous and legal manner while participating in activities on City property or right-of-way. All volunteers must please follow the following guidelines when volunteering to keep drains clear of debris:
Note: The City reserves the right to immediately withdraw support for any volunteer if, at the sole discretion of the City, the volunteer’s conduct while participating in volunteer activities on City property or right-of-way is determined to be inconsistent with these Volunteer Guidelines or violates any local, state or federal law. .modal-footer
The Adopt a Drain Savannah program enables Savannah residents to "adopt" one of the city's storm drains or catch basins and pledge to keep it free of leaves, dirt, litter, and other debris. The program helps reduce localized flooding and fosters community engagement by encouraging the public to take an active role in improving their neighborhood.
OpenSavannah and other volunteers used a web-based platform called Github to develop the open source web application on Ruby on Rails. Github enabled contributors to work on the project from anywhere in the world. They modeled Adopt a Drain Savannah on Boston's Adopt a Hydrant, for which Code for America provided initial development support in 2012.
The Adopt-A-Drain Savannah project is the brain child of Carl Lewis, a passionate and inspirational figure to us all. Without his ability and drive to unite people behind a cause, none of this would be possible. He will forever be missed.
CITY LIASON: Laura Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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