Adopt-a-Highway is a win-win program that allows for groups to make a visible difference in their community for a minimal cost. The program also frees up Bay County's over-burdened maintenance staff for more productive activities such as road repairs.
Civic-minded groups, well aware of the litter problem and wondering what they can do to help, have the opportunity to improve the quality of life in their community. In signing the Adopt-A-Highway agreement, the participating group makes the following commitment:
Litter removal at least twelve times a year
Litter removal from a one mile stretch of County roadway
A two year obligation
Attend a safety meeting prior to litter removal
These four obligations are the minimum requirements for the program. However, should a group wish to expand on these responsibilities, Bay County will work with them to do so.
Bay County's Responsibilities
Bay County has the following responsibilities under the Adopt-A-Highway agreement:
Post Adopt-A-Highway signs with group's name
Pick up bagged litter at specified locations
Provide safety vests and warning signs
Assist of conduct safety meetings
Bay County is committed to making this program work and will make every effort to coordinate closely with citizen groups to ensure success.