Adopt a street in Multnomah County

Connect with your community by helping to keep it litter-free.

A street through a commercial area with a crosswalk and storefronts.

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Have you ever seen those green signs about adopting highways while driving around Oregon? There’s a similar opportunity for streets here in the City of Roses.

The Multnomah County Transportation Division’s Adopt-a-Road Program depends on volunteers to keep litter off the streets. In return, the county puts up signs to give the adopter(s) some street cred.

Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1: Get a group together (think: your neighbors, friends, or colleagues) or opt to adopt as an individual.
  • Step 2: Apply for the free program. Your assigned section of roadway (up to 3 miles long) may be of your choosing or the county’s.
  • Step 3: Undergo safety training.
  • Step 4: Clean up your assigned segment of road at least three times a year for a minimum of three years.
  • Step 5: The county picks up filled bags.

What to know

Supplies like caution signs, safety vests, and bags will be provided to you. Volunteers will also sign a liability waiver.

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