Adopt-a-Road Program

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Adopt-a-Road Volunteers make a difference!

 Capitol Blvd  Adopted by OBee Credit Union
 Cleveland Ave  Adopted by Tumwater Chiropractic Center
 Crosby Blvd (Irving Street to Barnes Blvd)  Adopted by Breckenridge Apartments
 Crosby Blvd (Barnes Blvd to Sapp Rd)  Adopted by Andy Hellman
 Henderson Blvd (Yelm Hwy to Deschutes River)  Brian Tisch and Friends
 Henderson Blvd (Deschutes River to 65th Ave)  Adopted by Char McLain Insurance
 Linderson Way   Adopted by South Sound Foursquare Church
 Littlerock Rd (Israel Rd to 81st Ave)  Adopted by Tumwater Kiwanis and Key Clubs
 Littlerock Rd (Trosper Rd to Kingswood Dr)  Adopted by Tumwater Chamber of Commerce
 Mottman Rd (9th Ave to Crosby Blvd)  Adopted by Andy Hellman
 RW Johnson Blvd  All Ready Moving & Storage
 Somerset Hill Dr   Adopted by Hope Community Church
 Trosper Rd  Adopted by Mountainboards North West
 Tumwater Blvd (Henderson Blvd to Nikolas Street)  Adopted by Team Kondrat
 Tumwater Blvd (Littlerock Rd to I-5)  Adopted by Rodgers Kee Card & Strophy Attorneys
 Yelm Hwy    Adopted by Sara Tuomey and Friends 
 2nd Ave (Trosper Rd to Linwood Ave)  Adopted by Washington Health Insurance Agency, Inc. 
 2nd Ave (Linwood Ave to Desoto Street)  Adopted by Valerie Lange
 12th Ave  Adopted by Two Birds and Friends
 79th Ave 

 Adopted by Triceratops Brewing Company

 88th Ave 

 Adopted by The Schneider Family

 Tyee Drive (Capital Event Center to Israel Rd)  Adopted by Capital Region ESD 113
 Tyee Drive (Costco to Trosper Rd)  


Road Adoption Agreement

Volunteer groups may adopt a half-mile road section for two years and agree to conduct a clean up activity at least once each quarter of the year and maintain a record of each activity including signed waivers and list of hours served. Locations are determined by the City of Tumwater Public Works Department based on the need in the area and the potential working conditions for volunteers.  Safety is the most important aspect when considering roads placed for adoption. Assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis and continue as long as the adopting group is willing and able to maintain the road or site. 

There is no time limit for road adoption. However, in the event the road or site is not maintained according to the agreement with the City, the adopting group will be notified with the opportunity to bring the status into compliance within a specified time frame or to have it placed back open for adoption.

Maintenance Tasks

Volunteer groups help keep Tumwater clean by providing litter removal along community streets, parks, or designated adoption sites. Some groups also provide extra services like maintaining flower beds in the public right-of-way or marking and raking storm drains. Some sites may require more extensive maintenance which is defined when the adopting group agrees to accept the task.

Portable Adopt-a-Road Clean up Kits and Supplies for Site  Clean-up

We have two new self-contained, fully stocked portable road clean up rolling totes that may be checked out to groups for both road clean-up activities as well as site maintenance.  These rolling kits allow volunteer crew leaders to pick up all necessary materials in a single chest for transport to the clean up site in one easy step.  They include an instructional guide on how to repack the materials for the next group so that everything is available and the process is much easier to manage.  The tote is able to be turned on its side and used for a bench if needed and has a built in handle that retracts automatically when tilted upright.  Each tote contains a plastic tub with orange trash bags, warning light, gloves, two road signs and stands, trash pick-up wands, and 10 orange safety vests. Totes should be returned within 48 hours after being checked out.

 Adopt-a-Road Kit InsideAdopt-a-Road Kit Inside  

 *Please note that the totes are large and will require the person designated to pick it up and return it to the City to have a truck, van, wagon, or SUV large enough to hold the chest.  The chest weighs about 50 lbs loaded so it is advisable to have two people able to safely load and unload it from your vehicle. Dimensions are approximately 2'Wx2'Lx3'H. If size and weight are a problem, we can modify a kit or you may remove the heavy stands to make it easier to lift in an out of your vehicle.

It is advisable to reserve a road kit at least a week prior to pick up to confirm that someone will be in the office when you stop by to help you load it or unload it if you are by yourself.

Kindly return the tote within 48 hours after check out so that it may be restocked and prepared for the next group. Paperwork should be kept on the clipboard provided and returned to the Volunteer Coordinator's box beside the office door in the lobby of City Hall.


Groups commit to cleaning the assigned road or site  a minimum of four times each year (once each quarter), for a minimum of two years. It is our desire that groups continue to conduct clean-up activities as long as they have an interest.


Any individual, business, or community organization can get involved! Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate or 15 years of age as long as another adult is designated to supervise the minor during the activity for safety reasons. 


City of Tumwater Volunteer Coordinator at (360) 252-5424 or

Adopt-a-Road Safety Video and Forms

Adopt-a-Highway Safety Video (Select "Safety Video" under the "Safety First" section of the WSDOT website.)
Adopt-a-Road/Site Program Brochure pdf-icon-sm
Volunteer Participant Activity Report

Group Orientation Training Manualpdf-icon-sm

Waiver form

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