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Keep Our Brainerd Lakes Area Clean By Picking A Mile

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The Crow Wing County Highway Department is starting the second year of the Pick A Mile Program.  The program was first introduced in June 2021 for residents to pick a mile of county roads to assist in roadside cleanup.  An easy to use app allows residents to reserve an available stretch of road to cleanup as a family, business or organization.  The program also brings a sense of pride and ownership to county roads.  The Pick A Mile app allows resident to choose a specific two-mile section of county roads to cleanup, see what roads have already been chosen and what county roads remain available.

Residents are encouraged to pick up litter on both sides of the road at least 2 times a year for at least 2 years. Many roadside cleanup weekends are coordinated in April and October.  Volunteers will be provided garbage bags, reflective vests and safety training material.  Garbage bags will be picked up by the highway department and brought to the landfill free of charge. The highway department will continue to remove large, heavy or hazardous materials from county highways.  If you have questions about the Pick A Mile Program contact the Highway Department at 218-824-1110 or

More information about the Pick A Mile county road program and easy-to-use app is available online at the county’s website.