Beverly Hills, MI-- The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) celebrates 270 groups and organizations who have helped to cleanup Oakland County roadsides by participating in the Adopt-A-Road program. This year’s clean-up dates are:
• Spring, April 16-24
• Summer, July 16-24
• Fall, September 24-October 2
“We appreciate the groups and organizations who volunteer their time to clean-up along roadways and take pride in enhancing gateways and corridors in many communities throughout Oakland County,” said RCOC Board Chairman Ron Fowkes.
Any group interested in adopting a paved county road section should call the RCOC Permits Division at 248-858-4891 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested organizations will receive orange safety vests, training and garbage bags.
Additionally, RCOC will erect Adopt-A-Road signs at both ends of the designated road sections recognizing the volunteer groups responsible for sections. Road segments are approved by the RCOC Board of Road Commissioners.
Participating groups are reminded to call the RCOC Permits Division to arrange pick up of litter bags after the clean-up. Additionally, RCOC relies on groups to call and verify that contact information is current. Groups needing additional garbage bags or orange vests can also call the Permits Division.
Motorists can help augment the effort by slowing down when volunteers are seen picking up trash along approximately 453 miles of roadways and join RCOC in reminding others not to litter.