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- AAH Program Brochure
- Program Application
- Who Can Participate?
- Informational Handouts
- Contact Your Local Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator
- Our Honored Volunteers
- Safety Bulletins for Volunteers
- AAH Regulations
- Litter Abatement Plan
The Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) Program
The Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Program provides an avenue for individuals, organizations, or businesses to help maintain sections of roadside within California's State Highway System. Groups have the option to participate as volunteers or to hire a maintenance service provider to perform the work on their behalf.
The Adopt-A-Highway program, which began in 1989, has been one of the truly successful government-public partnerships of our time. More than 120,000 Californians have cleaned and enhanced over 15,000 shoulder-miles of roadside.
Participation can include one or more of the following activities:
- Removing litter (work frequency varies with location).
- Planting and establishing trees or wildflowers.
- Removing graffiti.
- Controlling vegetation.
Adoptions usually span a two-mile stretch of roadside and permits are issued for five-year periods. Groups in good standing may renew their permits indefinitely.
The Adopt-A-Highway Program is not a forum for advertising or public discourse. Please contact your local public works agency if you wish to adopt a county road or a city street that is not maintained by Caltrans.
Please join us at the State Capitol for Caltrans Litter Day on Thursday April 23rd.
Volunteer groups are encouraged to schedule cleanups March thru May.