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 Application 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 2020 Open Routes List 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 2020
- May 9 -17
- July 18 -26
- September 26 - October 4
For More Information
- There is no charge to participate in this program. For more details, call Adopt-A-Road Coordinator Kylie Carpenter at 231-922-4848, ext. 201 or email.
- View the 2019 Adopt-A-Road newsletter 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.