Adopt-a-Road

Adopt-a-Road

The Clatsop County Adopt-A-Road Program is a litter-reduction campaign designed to remove litter and debris from county roads and improve the quality of the environment.

The program establishes a partnership between volunteer groups and the Clatsop County Public Works Department by working together in the efforts of litter control along neighborhood roads.

Volunteer groups can “adopt” up to a two-mile stretch of road by removing litter at least two times a year over a two-year period.

As a volunteer, you will receive:

  • A safety orientation from the Public Works safety coordinator
  • The use of safety equipment including hard hats, safety vests, disposable gloves, trash bags, litter pickers and road warning signs
  • Two Adopt-A-Road signs located at either end of the adopted road section recognizing the adopting organization
  • The opportunity to contribute to community beautification
  • Recognition for a job well done

Who can apply?

  • Individuals, service organizations, businesses or families
  • They decide which section of road they want to adopt
  • The adopting group decides when to do cleanup

What roads are adoptable?

  • Any designated County road that is approved by the coordinator and has not already been adopted by another group

What commitment do I have to make?

  • Clean up to 2 miles of road
  • 2 times a year (minimum)
  • For 2 years

How do I apply?