Adopt a Highway

What is Adopt a Highway?

The Adopt a Highway Program was approved by the Wright County Board of Commissioners on March 12, 1991. This program allows interested citizens and community organizations an excellent opportunity to contribute to their community by adopting a segment of county highway to help keep the roadsides free of litter.

The Highway Department provides high visibility safety vests, trash bags, and safety training materials. The organization/individual should then notify the Highway Department where the filled trash bags have been set so that they can be picked up by our Highway Department maintenance personnel. 

What is required? 

Adopt a Highway 

Volunteer groups can choose an available segment (approximately two miles) and are responsible for keeping this area of roadway clean. Groups are asked to clean their road segments at least two times a year, but are welcome to do it more often than that. 

Pick a Highway

Similar to Adopt a Highway, but the group agrees to clean its road segment only one time.


Wright County recognizes the participants and community organizations with Adopt a Highway signs after five years of continuous service and also through local media coverage.  The groups are also presented with a Certificate of Appreciation.

How do I get involved/order supplies?

For additional Adopt a Highway information and to arrange a time to pick up your bags/vests, contact Adam Backes @ 763-682-7706 or 1-800-362-3667.


The Wright County Board of Commissioners and the Wright County Highway Department gratefully thank the following groups involved in the Adopt a Highway Program.

Current Groups
Albertville Lions
Albion Evangelical Free Church
Beebe Lake Improvement Association
Buffalo High School and Staff
Crow River Lions of Hanover
Crow River Senior Center
Freemen MC
Friends & Family of Tina Kunshier
Friends of Fourteen
Functional Industries
Jane Goodall Environmental Science Academy
Jans Family
Malco Products
Maria Zephers 4-H Club
Michael Demars Memorial
Monticello Home depot
Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant Social Club
Monticello Senior Center
Monticello Women of Today
Nick & Jody Wittrock
North Star IAAP
Rolling HIlls Landfill
St. Michael Albertville National Honor Society
St. Michael Albertville Rotary Club
St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
STMA Student & Staff
Tanchin Family & Friends
The Jorgenson, Harstad, Warren Group
Tim & Janet McDaniel
True Friends
Westbridge Community Church
Willing Workers 4-H Club 
Wright County Court Services

Xcel Energy Monticello Nuclear Generating Station