For information about the Adopt-A-Road program, call 503-846-ROAD (846-7623) or e-mail us.

What is Adopt-A-Road? 

Adopt-A-Road is a public service, volunteer program that provides an opportunity for community groups, families, churches, service organizations, schools, businesses and other groups to pick up litter along County roadsides or to maintain landscaped areas in County road medians.

Volunteers are scheduled to pick up litter or perform landscaping along the following roads:

No Adopt-A-Road volunteers are scheduled at this time

adopt a road crew

How does the litter pickup program work?

Participating groups agree to:

  • Adopt a stretch of county road for at least two years.
  • Pick up litter at least twice a year.
  • Use safety vests and traffic safety signs during each clean-up.
  • Have a representative sign an agreement on behalf of the entire group.

Washington County:

  • Helps to select a road and evaluate it for safety.
  • Lends participating groups safety vests and traffic safety signs.
  • Provides plastic trash bags and safety training materials.
  • Picks up filled trash bags and removes any large, heavy or hazardous materials.
  • Erects two signs at the adopted road site recognizing the group for its efforts.

How does the landscape maintenance program work?

Each location is unique and each volunteer group's commitment is different depending on the adopted location. Contact us to learn more.

Safety -- the #1 concern

  • The safety of those who participate in the Adopt-A-Road and Adopt-A-Landscape programs are our first concern, and must be the group's as well.
  • Please review the "Adopt-A-Road Safety Guide" and "Safety Checklist"- they contain important safety rules and tips.
  • The group representative must review safety rules with participants before each clean-up.

Additional details

  • Road segments must be at least one mile long.
  • All participants must sign a "Release of Liability" form before participating in a clean-up.
  • For participants between the ages of 12 and 17, an "Authorization to Participate/Release of Liability--Minors" form (signed by the parent or guardian) and adult supervision is required. No one under 12 years of age is allowed to participate or to be on site during a clean-up.
  • The group will need to schedule outings in advance with County staff; work may not be allowed near holidays or when roadwork is scheduled.
  • The group will need to pick up their safety equipment and return it to our Walnut Street Center in Hillsboro (1400 SW Walnut St.; see site map) each time they do a road clean-up.


Adopt-A-Road brochure (English or Spanish)

Adopt-A-Road Safety Guide 

Safety Checklist, Adopt-A-Road/Landscape

Adopt-A-Road/Landscape Application form

Release of Liability -- Adults form

Authorization to Participate/Release of Liability -- Minors form