Litter: Eliminating an Ugly Problem

The Appearance Commission is working to make Polk County a better place to visit, work and live. Our appearance focus for this is Clean, Beautiful and Inviting. This article acknowledges and thanks people who are working to keep the roadsides clean and invites more people to adopt and or fund litter pickup. 

We personally thank the listed participants, which according to the DOT, are now active in the Adopt A Highway program. If you have an interest in adopting a highway, please call our DOT district office at 828.881.7911. The DOT staff will be happy to guide you through the process. If you would prefer to fund a road cleanup at a cost of $80 to $100 per mile, please contact the Polk County Appearance Commission and we will be happy to assist you.


  • Tryon Kiwanis Club - NC 108, Harmon Field Road to I-26
  • Bear Creek Lodge - US 176, Pearson Falls Rd North to Thompson Rd.   
  • Foothills Humane Society - SR 1522 from Hwy 14 to Flying Dutchman Rd.
  • Pat Doggett - Collinsville Rd. to Landrum Rd.
  • The Oaks Bed and Breakfast - Greenville St. from US176 Main St. to County Line.
  • Finally Farm - Carriage Row - entire roadway
  • McCutcheon Clan - Holbert Cove Rd. from Piney Mtn. Rd. for 2 miles.
  • Adawehi Healing Center and Beneficial Foods - Fox Mountain Rd. beginning at Hwy 108 to Smith Dairy Rd.  
  • Reynard’s Retreat - Hunting Country Rd. from Red Fox Rd. to I-26
  • The Quattlebaum Family - Carolina Dr. and East Park Dr.
  • The White Family in Memory of Bill and Bernice - Green Creek Drive from Hwy 9 to Coxe Rd.  
  • Victory Baptist Church - Pea Ridge Rd. from Hwy 74 going west for 2 miles.
  • Blue Moon Farm - Phillips Rd. and South Phillips Rd.
  • Carolina Carriage Club - River Rd. from Red Fox Rd. to Morgan Chapel Bridge
  • Freer Equine Mobile Veterinary Service - Hugh Champion Rd.
  • Carolina Mule Association - Walker Rd.
  • Green Creek Fire Department - NC 9 from Chesnee Rd. to Landrum Rd.
  • Saluda Community Land Trust - US 176 from Dun Roamin Dr. to Thompson Rd. (excluding town limits)
  • The Family of Fred A. & Mary Ellen Morris - Pea Ridge Rd from NC 108 to Victory Baptist Church
  • Reid Family - Johnson Rd. – entire road
  • Elizabeth Shelley - East Green Creek Dr. from Poors Ford Rd past Solen Williams to 2nd gate
  • Lebanon United Methodist Church - Big Level Rd. from Rock Springs to Powell Rd.
  • Sharon Horner - Powell Rd - entire road
  • Mountain Brook Vineyards - Phillips Dairy Road - entire road
  • Camp Skyuka - Skyuka Mountain Rd. - entire road
  • Champion Automotive - Bill Collins Rd. from Penial Rd. to Smith Waldrop
  • Tryon Horse Country Tours - US 74 from John Shehan Rd. to bridge at Green River​

Promoting Beauty in Polk County          

Polk County Appearance Commission

Participants in the Adopt-a-Highway Program: