The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) continues to celebrate the 270 groups and organizations that help to clean up Oakland County roadsides by participating in the Adopt-A-Road program. The second round of road cleanup activities is scheduled for July 16-24.
“We thank all the groups and organizations that volunteer to cleanup along our roadways throughout Oakland County,” said RCOC Board Chairman Ron Fowkes. “The spring clean-up from April 16-24 was a terrific enhancement for many areas and we commend everyone who participated,” he added.
There will be a fall cleanup that is scheduled for September 24-October 2.
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 signs at both ends of the designated road sections recognizing the volunteer groups responsible for the 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 safety vests can also call the Permits Division.
Motorists can help augment the effort by slowing down when volunteers are seen picking up trash along roadways and join RCOC in reminding others not to litter. Groups are registered to clean up approximately 453 miles of roadway across Oakland County.
RCOC would also like to remind motorists to not flick cigarette butts out the window due to extremely dry conditions that could potentially cause a fire.