Photo by Mike Dougherty
Thousands of Adopt a Highway volunteers picked up more than 29,500 bags of trash from highway ditches.
MnDOT says over 1,500 Adopt a Highway groups spent 70,000 hours cleaning ditches over 2021. MnDOT welcomes more groups to volunteer for the program, with 830 roadway sections available for adoption.
The program has been part of MnDOT’s maintenance operations since 1990.
MnDOT will provide safety training, trash bags and safety vests, and maintenance crews will pick up filled bags left along the side of the road. Volunteer groups are recognized with road signage.
More information on how to adopt a highway is available on MnDOT’s website.