Adopt-A-Road Volunteer Agreement

Your safety is our first priority. To participate in the Adopt-A-Road program, you must agree to the terms below.

Adopt-A-Road volunteers agree to:

  • Complete and submit an application form.
  • Pick up litter on the segment of road described in the application.
  • Pick up litter on the adopted roadway segment at least twice a year during daylight hours.
  • Select clean up dates at least 1 week in advance after organizing with Adopt-A-Road Program Coordinator.
  • Limit your work to the area between the edge of the traveled portion of the road and the outer shoulder of the right-of-way boundary.
    • Do not pick up litter or perform any landscape activities in the road median unless specifically advised to do so by the county.
    • Do not perform any work in the traveled portion of any road.
  • Place all litter in trash bags, and leave the trash bags and any bulky items along the shoulder or in the ditch away from the traveled portion of the roadway.
  • Conduct safety training and review safe work practices with all participants before each work session. The Adopt-A-Road Program Coordinator will review safety information with your volunteer lead prior to clean up date.
  • Install temporary traffic warning signs and devices as specified in the permit before each work session.
  • Get a signed liability release form from every participant before each clean-up event.
  • Provide adequate adult supervision for all participants between 12 and 18 years of age.
    • No one under 12 will be allowed on site.
    • A signed liability release form from the guardian or parent of those between the ages of 12 and 18 is required.
  • Pick up and return equipment or supplies borrowed from the county during regular business hours within 1 week of their use.
  • Leave any hypodermic needles or material(s) that may be hazardous, too large or too heavy to be safely moved by hand, and report the location of those materials to the county.

The Department of Transportation and Development agrees to:

  • Help you identify a suitable road to adopt.
  • Inspect all requested road segments for safety, including sight distance, vehicle speeds, traffic volumes and adequate shoulder width.  We retain the right to deny any location for adoption because of safety concerns.
  • Provide OSHA-approved high visibility vests, temporary traffic safety signs, safety training material, trash bags and other devices as needed, with instructions for their use.
  • Remove and dispose of filled trash bags from the adopted road.
  • Arrange for removal of large heavy material, hypodermic needles or hazardous material from the adopted road.
  • Make and post a sign recognizing your clean-up efforts. (Roadway signs are only posted for groups that agree to volunteer to pick up litter at least twice a year for a minimum of 2 years.

Contact us

For questions, contact Ron Buck, Adopt-A-Road Program Coordinator, at
AdoptaRoad@clackamas.us or 503-650-3347.