The City’s Adopt-A-Road Program is a litter reduction campaign designed to remove litter debris from the City of Maple Valley roads and improve the quality of the environment. The program establishes a partnership between volunteer groups and the City. The City provides guidance and equipment to foster safe and effective cleanups and the volunteers do the work of gathering the litter along designated roads. City road maintenance crews follow up by picking up and disposing the collected litter. Every participant in this program makes a positive impact on the appearance of both the City’s road network and their community.
Participants volunteer to remove litter along an adopted route for a minimum of two years. The assigned routes will generally be up to two miles long, depending on the roadway topography and traffic volumes. Participants will clean the route a minimum of two times per year: Two miles – twice a year – for two years. Safety of the participants is the primary concern in determining if a route may be assigned. Participants can apply to adopt a currently-available route or may apply for a route of their choice. However, in general, routes should be:
-Located within incorporated Maple Valley.
-A collector-distributor route.
-A minimum of two road miles long.
-Approved by the City Engineer as appropriate for the program.
Reference the map to see Adopted and Eligible Roads within the City of Maple Valley, along with the road lengths.
Adopt-A-Road Routes Map [PDF]
The minimum length and collector-distributor requirements may be waived on a case-by-case basis at the request of the adopting group or the discretion of the City; however, all routes MUST be located within incorporated Maple Valley and approved by the City Engineer as appropriate for the program.
The City will install two recognition signs identifying the adopting individual or group, provide the necessary safety equipment and safety training materials, and provide litter bags and removal of the filled litter bags.
Adopting groups may be an individual, a club, a business, or a group of citizens. There are no costs or fees to the participants. However, participants must be at least 18 years of age, in good physical condition, and have good eyesight and hearing.
"Each group will designate a Primary Group Coordinator and a Secondary Group Coordinator who will act as a liaison between their group and the City. The Group Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the group and administering the agreed upon rules to the individuals in the group. The Group Coordinator will work closely with the Adopt-A-Road Program Coordinator.
For more information, email the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for the Adopt-A-Road program, please review and complete the Adopt-A-Road Program Packet and mail it to City of Maple Valley, P.O. Box 320, Maple Valley, WA 98038, fax it to 425-413-4282, email it to email@example.com, or drop it off at City Hall, 22017 SE Wax Road, Suite 200, Maple Valley, Washington."