News: Hennepin County seeks volunteers to Adopt-A-Highway

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Contact: Kayla Bromelkamp, communications, 612-348-8536

News release

Hennepin County seeks volunteers to Adopt-A-Highway

Hennepin County relies on Adopt-A-Highway volunteers to keep roadsides free of litter. Through the program, volunteers pledge to pick up litter along a two-mile stretch of a county road at least twice a year. More than five tons of litter is collected annually.

“With more than 500 miles of roads to maintain, the Adopt-a-Highway program is critical to keep Hennepin County roads free of litter,” said Hennepin County Commissioner Jan Callison. “We have county employees, local companies, clubs, organizations and families who deserve our sincerest appreciation for picking up litter along these roads each year.”

Signs at each end of the road segments recognize and thank the volunteers who have adopted that stretch of the road.

How to Adopt-A-Highway

Sixteen segments of road across the county that are currently available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting a road in Hennepin County, please contact us at or 612-596-0300. More information is available on

The county supplies the materials for the volunteers and also picks up the bags of trash when notified by the group that it has completed its road segment.

Available road segments

  • Bloomington  - Bush Lake Road (County Road 28)
  • Corcoran - County Road 92 and County Road 116
  • Greenfield  - County Road 50
  • Golden Valley - Duluth Street (County Road 66)
  • Independence - Watertown Road (County Road 6) and County Road 92
  • Orono  -  County Road 91, County Road 84 (two segments) and County Road 135
  • Rockford - Rebecca Park Trail (County Road 50, two segments)
  • Rogers - Fletcher Lane (County Road 116) and County Road 203
  • St. Bonifacius - County Road 15

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