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Adopt-A-Road Program

  • Adopt-A-Road is an anti-litter campaign. Make a positive impact on the appearances of Gresham's roads and our community by adopting a segment of roadway and helping keep it clean.  This is a three-year commitment.


    For more information contact Rae Sorenson, 503-618-2919 or


    The City provides:

    • Mandatory safety training
    • Safety equipment
    • Litterbags
    • Removal of the filled litterbags


    • There is no cost or fees to the participants.
    • The segment of road may be of the volunteers’ choosing or selected by the City.
    • Assigned road segments vary in length, depending on the size of the volunteer group and the volume of anticipated litter.
    • The adopting party may be a club, business, group of concerned citizens, or an individual.
    • Participants must be at least 13 years old and in good health.
    • There must be one adult at the work site for participants between the ages of 13 and 18.

    Adopt-A-Road sign 

    The City will erect two signs identifying the adopting individual or group after the first successful clean up.

    Participating groups  

    These Adopt-A-Road volunteers watch over 21 sections of road within Gresham city limits.  

    • Gresham Track Gives Back
    • Springwater Trail High School
    • Gresham Breakfast Lions Club
    • Gresham Early Risers
    • Greater Gresham Baptist Church
    • The Montez Family
    • Tamara Hilyard Taylor
    • Doug and Kathy Henderson 
    • Gresham Burgerville 
    • US Forest Service Retirees