Montana Department of Transportation

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Public Involvement

Adopt-A-Highway Program

Guard, protect and cherish your land, for there is no after life for a place that started out as Heaven.

Charles M. Russell

We would argue that Montana is the most beautiful state in the United States. How many people can say that they are just a few hours, or even just mere minutes, from the most gorgeous scenery in the world, no matter where you are in the state?

But our state's great beauty is a constant project alongside our roads - unknowingly to motorists, things fly out of their vehicles and litter nearby ditches. It is up to us to volunteer to keep our Montana as gorgeous as it has been for hundreds of years.

Benefits for our State

  • Traffic Safety - Highway trash can pose a traffic hazard, especially items that blow onto the highway. Keep our roads safe!
  • Wildlife Safety - Highway litter can injure wildlife, especially small animals that may get trapped in plastic or try to consume it. Keep our wildlife safe!
  • Environmental Safety - Highway litter can post an environmental hazard, especially chemicals that can leak into soil or water as their containers decompose. Keep our environment healthy!
  • Attractive Environment - Highway litter can be unsightly. Keep Montana Beautiful!

More Information

Adopt-A-Highway Program

Program Details

Adopt a Highway road sign

Who should adopt?

Individuals, families, organizations, business large and small, non-profit organizations, religious groups, schools.. Everyone can take pride in the beautiful state of Montana!

What's involved?

  • You or your group adopt a 2 mile section of highway for 2 years.
  • The Volunteer Group or Volunteer signs Agreement with the MDT.
  • The Volunteer Group or Volunteer agrees to pick up trash two (2) times per year.
  • MDT will loan you safety vests and bags for your cleanup efforts.
  • MDT will get a sign posted with your name on it at your adopted stretch of highway.
  • You or your group gets to be proud of your efforts to keep Montana beautiful!

Get Involved!

How to Adopt

  1. Find the route of unadopted road on our Adopt-A-Highway Interactive Map
  2. Contact the Area Coordinator listed with any questions
  3. Complete the application and sign the agreement (see Forms).

Resources

Program Details

Area Coordinators

Find your area coordinator:

Fran Rehn

85 5th Ave. East North
Box 7308
Kalispell, MT 59904-0308
406-751-2006 |

Cindy Bartling

2100 W. Broadway
Box 7039
Missoula, MT 59807-7039
406-523-5800 |

Amber Stearns

3751 Wynne
Box 3068
Butte, MT 59702-3068
406-494-9600 |

Stacy Griessmer

200 Smelter Avenue NE
Box 1359
Great Falls, MT 59403-1359
406-454-7400 |

Lisa Rodman

100 Nelson Rd
PO Box 3028
Bozeman, MT 59772-3028
406-556-4703 |

Sheila Young

1649 Highway 2 NW
Havre, MT 59501-3455
406-262-5500 |

Patty Turk

50 Airport Rd
Lewistown, MT 59457
406-538-1300 |

Ginny Bingaman

424 Morey St
Box 20437
Billings, MT 59104-0437
406-657-0212 |

Stacy Tharp

217 N 4th
Box 460
Miles City, MT 59301-0460
406-233-3603 |

Shelby Tatafu

200 E Highway 25
Wolf Point, MT 59201-9001
406-653-6700 |

Map of Adopted and Available Highways

Click any line mile segment for additional information about that stretch of road.

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