Adopt-A-County-Road Program

County roads are a vital piece of the St. Charles County transportation network, connecting the places where residents live, work and play. While development, construction, and weather treatment are the most critical aspects of road maintenance, it is also important to maintain the areas around County roadways through litter clean-up and beautification efforts.

The Adopt-A-County-Road program offers an opportunity for organizations or individuals to adopt a section of county-maintained roadways and conduct periodic litter clean-ups to help protect the environment and keep roads welcoming and safe.

Who Can Adopt a County Road?

  • Civic and nonprofit organizations, commercial and private enterprises, and individuals are invited to apply. Certain criteria must be met to be considered for participation.
  • Participants must be at least 10 years old. Adult supervision is required for participants under the age of 18. 

Participants must:

  • Adopt at least 2 miles of roadways in rural areas or at least ½ mile of roadway in urban areas, for a minimum of three years.
  • Attend a safety briefing with the Highway Department and abide by all safety requirements.
  • Enlist volunteers and coordinate volunteer efforts for roadway clean-ups four times a year. Adult supervision is required for participants under the age of 18. Participants under the age of 10 are not permitted.

The St. Charles County Highway Department will:

  • Provide participants with safety training, safety vests and equipment, and litter bags for clean-ups.
  • Remove and dispose filled litter bags as soon as possible after clean-ups.
  • Place two roadway signs—one at each end of the road section—identifying the adopting group or individual.

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