Adopt A Highway Program
The Scott County Adopt A Highway program began in 1991 as a way for citizens to serve their community and protect the environment. Adopt A Highway volunteers currently clean almost 400 centerline miles of Scott County roadways.
The volunteer group agrees to pick up litter on a segment of county highway selected in consultation with the Scott County Highway Engineer. The recommended length is two miles.
The volunteer group agrees to a 3-year commitment to clean up their segment of roadway at least twice a year, in the spring and fall. The Physical Development Department provides safety vests and trash bags. The maintenance crew picks up and disposes of filled bags and other items.
Scott County agrees to erect a highway sign at no cost to the group to recognize the group's clean-up efforts. The name on the sign shall be limited to two lines of eighteen characters (including spaces). The county reserves the right to approve and/or edit names or acronyms. No logos, website addresses or telephone numbers are allowed on the signs.
All new Adopt A Highway groups receive free 30" by 24" signs. Current groups will have this new sign configuration phased in over a 10-year period.
Scott County currently has five roads open for adoption for fall of 2014:
County Highway 2 from I35 to the county line,
County Highway 101 from Hwy 169 to 70th Street,
County Highway 8 from CH15 to 1.5 miles east, and
County Highway 27 from CH42 to CH16
Please contact Lyn Rohe at 952-496-8367 if you are interested in adopting a roadway.
New Group Members Form
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