Adopt a Hwy

Keys to Peace has been awarded two miles of US 1 to “adopt” under the Adopt a Highway program run by the Florida Department of Transportation.

We were not the only one to bid for this stretch of road bordering Venetian Shores on the north and the south end of Windley Key on the south and are thrilled that the FDOT chose us.

What is required is four cleanups in a year, and we can renew. FDOT has provided retro-reflective vests and garbage bags for our use. We fill out a form after each cleanup and return it to them.

Third Cleanup – June 4, 2016

Due to lack of response, this cleanup has been cancelled.

Our third cleanup will begin at 7:00 am at the entrance to Venetian Shores. Again, it should take only a couple of hours and the idea that breakfast, provided by Keys to Peace, is a definite possibility.

If you want to volunteer, contact Liz Arnold at

Second Cleanup – April 2, 2016

Here are some pictures from our second cleanup:

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The second cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2016. We will meet at the entrance to Venetian Shores at 9 am that morning. The cleanup should only take a couple of hours if we have enough volunteers. Last time we had 12 people and three trucks; the cleanup time took approximately two hours. Then some of us went to eat at Postcard Inn.

First Cleanup – September 2015

The first date for cleanup in 2016 is Saturday, April 2. We will meet at the entrance to Venetian Shores, which is the northern boundary to our 2-mile section of highway. If you want to join us, contact

Adopt a Hwy Upper BoundaryAdopt a Hwy Lower Boundary 

Along with the rest of US 1, our little section of highway—mile marker 94 through 86—was cleaned up on September 19, 2015. This was in conjunction with a worldwide coastal/highway cleanup sponsored by Ocean Conservancy.




Here are some pictures from the event:

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