SPRING 2021: Saturday, May 1 through Sunday, May 30

FALL 2021: Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 3


Emmet County Road Commission is concerned about the environment and desires to maintain the natural beauty of its roadways. With help from members of our community, the roadways of Emmet County can be kept free of litter and debris. Following is the application procedure and qualities the Road Commission has implemented in the Adopt-A-Road program.


  • Check our map for available locations, or ask ECRC for an area that might need attention, prior to sending in your application.

  • Fill out the Adopt-A-Road application form

  • Send the notarized original to the Road Commission

  • Keep one copy for your records

About the PROGRAM 

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Roads – Most primary and paved secondary roads in the County. Check the map, or with ECRC, for availability.


Participation – Any group with two or more persons can participate. Group participants must have a minimum of one adult for every three persons under the age of 16.


Sign-up/Permit – New permit applications are accepted throughout the year. Permits expire after two years. The permit helps track which roads have been adopted. 


Renew Permit – Renewed permits are accepted annually from January 1st through March 31st and must be submitted to the Road Commission.

Cost – There is no cost to participate in the program. The Road Commission supplies the initial set of signs that recognize the group’s participation in the program.


Clean-up Frequency – Twice a year with a month long window, once in the Spring and once in the Fall.


Trash Bags/Vests – Trash bags are available year round at the Road Commission’s Harbor Springs office located at 2265 E. Hathaway Road, Harbor Springs. Please check our office hours.


We love getting pictures of our AAR participants! If you have photos of your group at work and would like them to appear on our Website/Facebook page, please e-mail them in.

More information about the Emmet County Road Commission Adopt-A-Road Program is available by contacting Tori Thompson.