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Adopt-A-Highway - Program tour

Volunteers cleaning up a segment of highway

What is the Adopt-A-Highway program?

WisDOT initiated the Adopt-A-Highway program to allow groups to volunteer and support the state's anti-litter program in a more direct way.

What does an Adopt-A-Highway group do?

  • Each qualified group takes responsibility for litter control on approximately a two mile segment of state highway.
  • The group picks up litter on this segment at least three times per year between April 1 and November 1.
  • Groups do not work in dangerous areas like medians, bridges, or steep slopes.
  • Work is permitted until the group notifies the department of their intent to abandon their segment.

Who can Adopt-A-Highway?

Any group organized for some special purpose or task can be a sponsor, except partisan or political groups...

How can you apply?

Groups interested in adopting a highway need to identify a segment of road they would like to adopt. Segments two miles in length are preferred. Your group will be expected to clean both sides of the roadway at least three times between April 1 and November 1...

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Last modified: June 23, 2014

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