Any organization, business, individual, family, city, county, state, or federal
agency is welcome to apply for participation in the Georgia Adopt-A-Highway program.
- Each volunteer group must have at least six members,
with three backup members. All members’ names, addresses and phone numbers
will be provided to GDOT prior to acceptance of the application.
- Children aged twelve to fifteen years must be supervised
by adults at a rate of one adult for every three children. Minors’ waivers must
include the name of the minor and the adult approving participation and signed by
the child’s parent or legal guardian. Children under the age of twelve are ineligible
for participation in the program.
- Due to the normal conditions in the right of way, all
volunteers are required to wear plain colored pants and shirts and a Department
approved safety vest purchased from Georgia DOT. Bare legs and open shoes are not
allowed. Baseball caps are acceptable for sun protection. However, no words, slogans
or designs are allowed on any clothing or headwear.
- Every individual participant in litter pickup must
fully complete the required waiver in the application. Additional volunteers, who
did not sign the original waiver form in the approved application, must submit a
completed waiver form to the District Adopt -A-Highway coordinator no less than
the second business day before beginning any litter pick-up.
- All release forms must be on file in GDOT offices before volunteers are given permission
to do litter pickups on state-controlled roadways.
The Department will provide a sign acknowledging the segment of road has been adopted.
GDOT will place the signs at the beginning of your adoption project area on both
sides of the road. The schedule of sign placement and the size, content and location
are at the discretion of GDOT. The participating group may apply for its name to
be included on the signs if the group has signed the non-discrimination pledge portion
of the Adopt-a-Highway application. Logos, insignias, slogans, phone or fax numbers,
Internet addresses, ham radio IDs, or directions are not allowed.