In December, 1993, the council at the Regional Municipality of Niagara authorized staff to organize and implement an Adopt-a-road program as a public service program for volunteers to pick up litter along certain Regional rights-of-way. It is a way for certain environmentally conscientious citizens, community and civic organizations, private business and industry to contribute to a cleaner environment and a more beautiful Regional road system.
Under the program, groups and individuals agree to adopt a section of Regional right-of-way and keep it clean. In addition to the satisfaction gained by providing a cleaner environment, the volunteers are recognized by a sign erected by the Region acknowledging their efforts.
Volunteers participating in the Adopt-a-Road Program agree to:
The Region will:
Each group is required to sign an agreement, agreeing to the terms and conditions of the program.
The agreement contains a form to be signed by the participants which holds the Region of Niagara harmless from any responsibility for any injuries or damages that they may cause or suffer as a result of participating in the program.
Youths under 18 years of age that are involved in the program must have a signed consent form from the partent or guardian.
Detailed information regarding participation in the Adopt-a-Road program may be obtained by contacting the following:
Ms. Jody Head
Public Works Department
Transportation Services Division
The Regional Municipality of Niagara
Sir Isaac Brock Way
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
Headquarters: 905-980-6000 ext. 3230
Toll Free 1-800-263-7215