Do you ever notice signs along the roadway proudly displaying the name of a person or group who has adopted the roadway? Each sign represents a family, group of friends, club, work or school group, or an individual in Douglas County who has taken ownership of keeping the area clean, safe, and free of litter. We tip our hats to these Adopt-A-Road volunteers.
Douglas County’s Adopt-A-Road program has been going strong for more than 25 years thanks to both long-serving and brand-new volunteers. Volunteers are currently responsible for more than 187 miles of roadway. You can join in! There are still 128 miles of roadway available for adoption.
When you adopt a road, you agree to pick up litter from both sides of the adopted roadway for one year. The commitment typically takes a couple of days each year, and there’s no cost to participate. Each roadway section ranges from 1 to 3 miles.
Your name or group’s name will be displayed on a sign along your adopted road. For your chosen cleanup days, the County will provide orange trash bags and safety vests. County crews will also pick up and dispose of the full orange trash bags.
If you’re considering adopting your own roadway, visit our webpage to learn more about this well-established program. You can also watch this video for insight from Paul, an Adopt-A-Road volunteer for over 25 years.
Each year, community volunteers also help beautify our parks and open spaces, give company and assistance to older adults in our community, ensure an enjoyable experience at the Douglas County Fair, and so much more. Check out the variety of volunteer opportunities online or sign up to receive notifications in your inbox about volunteer events in the community. Your County appreciates you!