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Adopt-A-Highway Program now offers stipend for clean up events

SACRAMENTO – The Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Program provides an avenue for individuals, organizations or businesses to help maintain sections of roadside within California's State Highway System.

Thanks to the newly created Clean California Program, the Adopt-A-Highway Program has been authorized to provide a stipend of up to $250 total per litter clean up event held by its volunteers.

The stipends include:

• $250: Adopted Highway Segments

• $250: Ramps and Quads (all sides)

• $125: One on- and off-ramp

• $62.50: One ramp

• Up to $250 Supplemental permit, depends on size of clean-up event

• Up to $250 Non-traditional adoptions such as Park and Rides and bike paths.

To apply, residents can fill out an online application at and the local Adopt-A-Highway coordinator will contact them about the adoption and stipend process.

The stipend pilot program started Oct. 1 in Caltrans Districts 3 and 11. District 3 counties are Sacramento, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba. District 11 counties are San Diego and Imperial.


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