District 6 Clean California

Envisioning What’s Possible

Trash has plagued California’s streets and highways for decades. Clean California proposes significant investments in litter collection, community engagement and education to ultimately transform unsightly roadsides into spaces of pride for all Californians. This is truly a statewide effort with potential projects in all 58 counties and with a third of the funds going directly to cities, counties, tribes and transit agencies to clean local streets and public spaces.

For more information about Clean California, including California’s Adopt-A-Highway program, local grant programs, and career opportunities, or to submit a Customer Service Request (CSR) form to report litter, graffiti or maintenance issues, please visit cleancalifornia.dot.ca.gov.

Program Impact

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Create career opportunities and jobs for veterans, students, artists, people experiencing homelessness, and also for those re-entering society from incarceration

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Significantly reduce litter along state highways, local roads, tribal land, parks, pathways and transit centers

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Beautify our state’s transportation network through art and litter clean-up projects in underserved, rural and urban communities throughout the state

District 6 Clean California Calendar of Events

Our district is currently hosting events organized to facilitate Caltrans’ goal of keeping California highways litter-free as part of the Clean California Initiative.  Please note: events may be rescheduled or cancelled due to maintenance needs, including winter operations, or may close early due to capacity restraints. 

Calendar of Events
Date Event
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Saturday, January 7, 2023
Saturday, March 18, 2023

Visalia Dump on Us
335 N. Cain St. Visalia (Visalia City Yard)
7 am - 12 pm

Learn more about this event at the City of Visalia event page.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Clean California Community Day

This statewide event will include community cleanups, dump days, tree planting events and family-friendly educational and entertaining festivals. The goal is to work together to clean up our communities and educate Californians on the importance of taking pride in our communities and keeping California Clean. More information to come on celebratory events in the local area. If you would like to participate in the events contact Erika Flores at Erika.Flores@dot.ca.gov

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Adopt-A-Highway

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The Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Program provides an avenue for individuals, organizations, or businesses to help maintain sections of roadside within California's State Highway System. Groups have the option to participate as volunteers or to hire a maintenance service provider to perform the work on their behalf. Participation can include one or more of the following activities: Removing litter, planting and establishing trees or wildflowers, removing graffiti, and controlling vegetation. For more information about the program, including our new volunteer stipend program, please visit cleancalifornia.dot.ca.gov/aah or call (866) 236-7824.

District 6 Clean California Beautification & Safety Improvement Projects

See the list of District 6 California Beautification & Safety Improvement Projects. For information about other statewide Clean California beautification and safety projects, please visit cleancalifornia.dot.ca.gov/projects.  

District 6 Clean California Local Grant Award Projects

See the list of District 6 Clean California Local Grant Award Projects.   For more information about other Clean California Local Grants statewide, please visit cleancalifornia.dot.ca.gov/local-grants.

Measuring Progress:  Litter Collection

See the progress made so far in litter collection at cleancalifornia.dot.ca.gov/dashboard 

Contact Information

For more information about Clean California projects and programs in District 6, please contact Erika Flores – (559) 383-5174 or Erika.Flores@dot.ca.gov.

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Key Action Areas

  1. Engage & Invest In Communities

    Create jobs and support local artists while cleaning and beautifying local roads through community grants.

  2. Education

    Drive a cultural shift of shared responsibility for the cleanliness of our roadways through litter prevention education campaigns that focus on properly throwing away trash and the impact littering has on natural resources, waterways, public safety and health.

  3. Expand Litter Pick-Up

    Significantly reduce trash from state highways and local roads by strengthening trash collection by Caltrans, community service programs and local volunteers. Increase access to waste facilities and provide free monthly disposal sites throughout the state.

  4. Enhance Infrastructure

    Implement sustainable beautification projects that improve safety and transform dividing highways into spaces that unify communities.

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Click above to download a copy of our Activity Workbook for Kids.