Moving Ahead Spring 2018

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Trash Epidemic

What is Adopt-A-Highway?

• Have the ability to walk in uneven terrain, lift and carry filled bags, and work safely around factors such as heavy traffic and high noise levels.

The Adopt-A-Highway program provides citizens who are concerned about Oregon an opportunity to clean up litter and remove noxious weeds along state highways. Work activities may also include graffiti removal and maintenance of existing landscaped areas.

• Must provide their own transportation and set their own schedule. Every organization will select a spokesperson (point of contact) who will be responsible for: • Assuring that participants comply with the Adopt-A-Highway program requirements and safety procedures and has signed a liability release with ODOT;

Who May Participate? Volunteers: • May be individuals, families, groups or businesses; however, the organization must be readily identifiable as verified with the Secretary of State, group bylaws, etc.

How to Participate

• Must be 16 years of age or older with at least one adult supervisor present while the work is being done.

March 9, 2018

• Picking up and returning the supplies provided by ODOT; • Notifying ODOT of any flagged items.

• Must be willing to commit to at least one year of volunteer service with a minimum of litter clean up four times a year or noxious weed removal two times a year.


• Coordinating transportation of participants to and from the work area;

Application forms are available online at Maintenance/Pages/Adopt-A-Highway. aspx. You can also call ODOT’s White City office at 541-774-6388.