About the Program
The Grand Traverse County Road Commission has been involved in a cooperative effort with local groups and families to retain the natural beauty of our area since 1991. We currently have 188 total routes with many left to adopt!. Groups are able to adopt a road for 2 or more years and perform 3 trash pickups per year along a 2 mile section of county road. An annual safety meeting among volunteers is also required. The Road Commission will provide 2 recognition signs, trash bags, vests, and trash pickup after the route has been cleaned.
You can fill out an Adopt-A-Road Program Application (PDF) to apply for the open route of your choice. Thanks to all the groups and individuals who participate in keeping Grand Traverse County clean and beautiful!
Click on this link to view the 2017 Open Routes List (PDF) for route availability.
Each year the Safety Video must be watched by everyone that intends to participate. We request that the Safety Form (PDF) be completed and returned after watching the safety video.
Pick-Up Dates for 2017
- April 15 - 23
- July 15 - 23
- September 23 - October 1
For More Information
- There is no charge to participate in this program. For more details, call Adopt-A-Road Coordinator Laura Tandy at 231-922-4848, ext. 201 or email.
- Subscribe to receive automatic email notifications when information is added or changed in the Adopt-a-Road Program.
- View the 2017 Adopt-A-Road Newsletter (PDF) for the latest news.
- Get involved with beautification efforts at the state level by visiting the Michigan Department of Transportation's "Adopt-a-Highway" Program.