Queen Anne's County Adopt-A-Road Program

The Queen Anne's County Adopt-A-Road Program is a litter-reduction campaign designed to remove litter and debris from county roads and improve the quality of the environment.

The program established a partnership between volunteer groups and the Department of Public Works, Roads Division by working together to control litter along local and neighborhood roads.

Volunteer groups can "adopt" a segment of roadway by removing littler at least two times a year over a two year period.
Carville Rd Litter
As a volunteer, you will receive:

  • Safety Guidelines
  • Safety Equipment including safety vests, gloves, trash bags, and warning signs
  • Adopt-A-Road signs located along the adopted road section recognizing the adopting organization or resident
  • The opportunity to contribute to community beautification
  • Recognition for a job well done

Who can Apply?

  • Individuals
  • Service Organizations
  • Businesses
  • Families
  • Non-profits
  • Homeowner Associations
What roads are adoptable?

The Adopt-A-Road Coordinator has an available listing of roadways that need adopting but generally any local county road is eligible. 

To find out which road segments are available for adoption please call
R. Shane Moore, P.E. the Adopt-A-Road Coordinator at (410) 758-0920
Ext. 4125.

What cost and commitment do I have to make?

There is no cost to participate in the program, only your time and commitment to help keep Queen Anne's County beautiful.

Volunteer groups must pick up litter along a specific segment of roadway twice annually for two consecutive years.  Participation in the countywide cleanup events will count towards the two pickups per year requirement. 

How do I apply?

To get an application or additional information please call Queen Anne's County Department of Public Works at (410) 758-0920 or download a form here.

Send your completed form to the following address:

Attn: R. Shane Moore, P.E.
Department of Public Works
Roads Division
312 Safety Drive
Centreville, MD 21617

Adopt-A-Road Program Guidelines and Forms

Queen Anne's County Spring Roadside Cleanup!
April 22, 23, 24
-Individual, Group or Business participation welcome!
-Gloves, trash bags and reflective vests will be supplied, see info below
For more info call (410)758-0920, or email cleanup@qac.org

Interactive Map for Spring Roadside Cleanup
Map Tutorial