Beautification and Nuisance Reduction
Brightside, Sustainability, Garden Lease, Nuisance Reporting
Services and Information
Caring for City Street Trees
How residents can help newly planted City trees survive with a little maintenance and care
Garden Lease Program
The Garden Lease program is discontinued as of February 15, 2023
Great MonArch Migration Event
The City of St. Louis and National Park Service partner annually to hold a community event on National Public Lands Day to celebrate the migration of the monarch butterfly.
Host a Project Blitz Clean-up For Your Neighborhood
Project Blitz is an opportunity for neighbors across the city to get together to clean up the streets, alleys and vacant lots in their area year round.
Improving Vacant Land: Mow to Own 2018
Update to Mow To Own Program
Milkweeds for Monarchs
Milkweeds For Monarchs: The St. Louis Butterfly Project is an effort to create pollinator habitat in ways that foster the connection between people and nature
Mow To Own Program
The Mow-to-Own program is discontinued as of February 15, 2023
Neighborhood Transformation Grants
Empowering communities to implement community-driven development!
Nominate a Building to Be Stabilized
Learn how to nominate LRA-owned buildings for stabilization
How to Guide to Report a Neighborhood Nuisance to the Police.
Report Graffiti or Defaced Property
How to Report Graffiti on trash containers, park equipment, and public or private property.
Report Illegal Dumping
How to report illegal dumping of any waste in the City of St. Louis.
Report Weeds and High Grass
Report Weeds and high grass on vacant properties or request inspection of occupied properties.
Ideas, examples, and how-to instructions for creating an exciting and innovative sustainability project in your neighborhood
Departments and Agencies
Brightside St. Louis
Dedicated to cleaning, greening St. Louis since 1982
Neighborhood Stabilization Division (NSD)
Empowering residents to sustain a quality environment within their neighborhood through effectively and efficiently registering and routing City services, providing information, assistance, education, and intervention.
Online Applications and Forms
CDBG Community-Based Development Organization (CBDO) Application
Find Your Neighborhood Improvement Specialist (NIS)
These are the Neighborhood Improvement Specialists (formerly known as NSO's) serving the City. Enter your address to find the NIS for your area, ward and other contacts.
Neighborhood Stabilization Team Staff
Contact information for the staff of the Neighborhood Stabilization Team
Role of Neighborhood Improvement Specialists (NIS)
Neighborhood Improvement Specialists serve as advocate for community betterment and have a broad range of duties and responsibilities.
Garden Lease Form
Standard Garden Lease Form for The Garden Lease Program allowing residents to lease LRA lots for $1.00.
Plans and Reports
City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan
The plan was adopted as a Topical Plan by the Planning Commission on January 9, 2013. It is the City’s first sustainability plan.
City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan Draft for Public Review
The draft City of St. Louis Sustainability Plan is available for public review online and at a number of locations throughout the City.
Fresh Coast Design Concepts
Renderings of how urban land might be revitalized into productive green space
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