The Douglas County Adopt-a-Road Program is a litter reduction campaign designed to remove litter debris from Rural Douglas County roads and improve the quality of the environment. The program establishes a partnership between volunteer groups and Douglas County.
Volunteer The Adopt-A-Road Program forms partnerships between volunteer groups and Douglas County to keep roadsides free of litter and promote community pride. Group participants can be families, church groups, businesses, neighborhood groups and more.
Organize Your Volunteer Group • All participants must be 15 years of age or older and include one adult for every eight minors • The group leader must be 18 years of age or older. Leaders organize volunteers, compile and submit paperwork, run safe cleanup events, and act as point of contact for the county. • Each group must commit to clean their section of roadside twice a year for two years • Groups larger than 10 volunteers typically adopt multiple sections of the road • Organizations' names list on the Adopt-A-Road signs are subject to approval by the coordinator and cannot endorse any political candidate, issue, initiative etc.
Sign up • Choose an adoptable road within unincorporated Douglas County º Federal and state highways, city streets, and private roads, are not eligible under Douglas County's program. Check with the map or program coordinator on the adoptable roads. • Complete an Application Form(PDF). Once submitted online, it directly emails the coordinator with the application. Contact information is on the sidebar to the right. Feel free to email or call with questions. • Once your adoption request is approved, you will receive a welcome email and will be required to watch the safety-training video.
Safety Training All members must: • Watch the Safety Training Video (PDF) • Review the Safety Rules & Safety Guidelines & Pre-cleanup Checklist (PDF) • Sign and return the Volunteer Registration Form (PDF) • All minors must submit a Parent/Guardian Consent Form (PDF)
Plan Your First Cleanup • Coordinate with the Adopt-a-Road Coordinator to pickup Safety/ Clean up tote (from 8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday) Please make the request a couple of days in advance to the pickup date. º Be prepared to tell the coordinator how many people you are expecting so the appropriate amount of equipment can be reserved. Please keep the amount of volunteers in your work team to 10 or below.
After Your Cleanup • Notify the coordinator that the bags are ready for pickup • Submit a Roster Report Form to the coordinator via email º Printer Friendly Roster Report Form (PDF) • A recognition sign will be installed after your first cleanup and submission of participation roster, volunteer registration forms and the sign form (PDF). Example photo to the right >>.