Boone County News Release

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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Michele Hall
Boone County Commission Administrative Coordinator
(573) 886-4312

Boone County Commission to Recognize Boone County Adopt-A-Road Program and Participants

May 17, 2018 – On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Boone County Commission will recognize those citizens dedicated to keeping our County beautiful through their participation in Boone County’s Adopt-A-Road program and encourage more citizen participation in this program. In 2017, over 300 large bags of trash and recyclables were collected from the 32 miles of roadway adopted in Boone County. Approximately 200 citizens participate in the Adopt-A-Road program annually. Already in 2018, the Missouri River Relief Road Cleanup crew, comprised of 45 volunteers of all ages, has collected 40 bags of trash and 40 bags of recyclables!

Boone County maintains nearly 800 miles of road. Therefore, there are plenty of opportunities for citizens to participate in this free program. In adopting a road, participants agree to maintain at least one mile of roadway and collect litter at least one time per year during their three-year agreement. Participants may choose how they want to implement this project: some participants are groups of neighbors, families or friends who simply collect trash as they take their evening walks, while others organize large group events a couple of times each year. The County welcomes and appreciates whichever plan best works for the participants.

Participating in the Adopt-A-Road program is free and simple. Once an application has been submitted and approved, the participants will receive a supply of adopt-a-road collection bags and safety vests. The participant’s name or group name will be posted at either end of their stretch of road. They may also choose to adopt a road in memory of a loved one.

For more information about Boone County’s Adopt-a-Road program, please visit Those who wish to adopt a road can obtain an application from the Resource Management Department or at


The Government of Boone County, Missouri employs over 500 people and serves more than 162,642 citizens across 691 square miles by administering and enforcing state and local laws, collecting taxes, assessing property, maintaining roads, conducting elections, recording public documents, and much more.