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Adopt-A-Road

The Lake County Adopt-A-Road Program provides an opportunity for business's, organizations or individuals to save taxpayers dollars and beautify the community by removing litter along a stretch of a County road. The Public Works Department will place a sign, at the beginning of the adopted road section, in each direction of traffic in recognition of the adopter's contribution. In some areas, with an approved plan, wildflowers may be planted.

Requirements
  • Commit to picking up litter for a period of two years along a two-mile stretch of roadside (pavement not included) a minimum of four times a year, OR plant approximately 3 acres of wildflowers according to an approved plan.
  • Select a location and type of work (roadside clean up or wildflower planting).
  • Request copy of information packet on the Adopt-A-Road program from the Public Works Department.
  • Complete the free permit/application and liability release forms.
  • Return completed forms to the Department of Public Works.
Process

Completed permit/application is reviewed by Public Works Department staff to determine if selected county maintained road is available for adoption and meets Adopt-A-Road safety requirements. Applicants will be notified in writing of acceptance or denial of application, and if applicable, will be provided a copy of the approved permit. If the section of road is already adopted your name will be put on a waiting list and you will be notified if the section becomes available or you may select an alternative site.

Upon notification of your approved permit contact the Public Works Department Coordinator to arrange for pick up of equipment and supplies. County will loan grabbers and safety gear consisting of hard hats, orange vests and safety glasses to approved participants. Free trash bags will also be provided.

Place filled bags out of the traveled roadway along side the road. Notify the Public Works Coordinator that you have bags for pick up. The County Road Department will pick up and dispose of the trash.