County Announces Launch Of Adopt-A-Road Program


Los Alamos County Public Works Department has announced the launch of a new Adopt-A-Road program.

Aimed at maintaining the natural beauty of this region by keeping roadside litter at a minimum, the program also fosters civic engagement, environmental stewardship and community pride.

Residents, local businesses, nonprofits and other organizations can get together to actively maintain the county roads’ cleanliness and positively impact the community. 

At the encouragement of community member Richard Sturgeon, the Public Works Department staff developed the Adopt-A-Road program, modeled after the state Adopt-A-Highway program. They proposed it first to the Transportation Board and then to County Council, where it was approved in April 2023.  

Participants who adopt a road commit to organizing cleanup projects to remove litter a minimum of twice yearly for a designated stretch of road. In exchange, the County displays the organization’s name on a road sign, effectively providing 24/7 advertising.

According to department officials the process is simple: 

  1. Visit the website
  2. Complete and submit the application
  3. Organize two cleanup dates during the year for the selected road
  4. Review the safety video
  5. Receive free gloves, safety visibility vests and trash bags from the Public Works Department, and
  6. Enjoy a year of cost-effective advertising.  

Employees with Public Works will join Los Alamos County councilors at the Farmers Market Thursday, Sept. 28, at Ashley Pond Park. Visit them to find out more about the program and which streets are available to adopt. 

Interested parties can send an email to Los Alamos County Public Works Department at