Adopt-A-Median

Now, in addition to the Adopt-A-Road Program, Ferguson Township is excited to offer a new way for you and your group or organization to become involved in beautifying the community. The Adopt-A-Road Program aims to pair dedicated, nature-minded individuals, neighborhood associations, garden clubs, businesses, church groups, and others with the Township's many road grass road medians. The charge will be for these groups to come forward and not only keep these medians mowed and trash-free, but beautify them with landscaping and plantings from the approved species list. Click here to skip to how you can become involved.

Here are some of the many benefits to you and the community when you Adopt-A-Median:

  •  You can promote your organization or business - When you adopt a median and commit to a maintenance plan, the Township will install a sign at the site with your name prominently displayed.
     
  • Your beautiful median will help keep our Township streets looking great and improve the air and water quality of our environment. Adding trees, shrubs, and green space to the Township helps:
    • Absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and pollutants in the air
    • Provide shade
    • Reduce heat and glare from the paved streets
    • Reduce erosion and stormwater runoff
    • Provide economic value to our neighborhoods
       
  • In studies of the impact of well-maintained landscapes, participants reported feeling a greater sense of safety and security.
     
  • You're helping to reduce Township spending by volunteering your labor and sharing your passion for nature's beauty.
     
  • You're creating powerful symbols of the pride that we can all take in our communities.
     
  • You're helping the Township make a viable and sustainable impact on the lives of our residents in the neighborhoods where they live.
     
  • You're creating a partnership with the Township that gets people involved in beautifying our roads.

How to Adopt-A-Median

  • Step 1: Download the application and review the terms and conditions by clicking here. You may also pick up an application the Municipal Building at 3147 Research Dr. State College, PA 16801.
     
  • Step 2: Call the Township office and speak with the Receptionist at (814) 238-4651 about medians that are available for adoption.
     
  • Step 3: Create and submit a maintenance and/or landscape plan.
     
  • Step 4: Complete, sign, and submit your annual agreement to maintain the median.
     
  • Step 5: Adhere to the safety and planting guidelines from the Township Department of Public Works.
     
  • Step 6: Get started and have fun!