Adopt-a-Street, Adopt-a-Highway, Adopt-a-Stream and similar volunteer programs help decrease government costs and foster a sense of community pride and ownership. Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, families, businesses and organizations can adopt an overlook. There is more than 270 Overlooks that are considered for adoption. The requirements are to mow grass, sweep sidewalks and parking areas, clean signage and have a three year commitment to do all of these things. Already 133 are adopted during the first year. So that leaves with just a little over 50% overlooks left for adoption, ranging from Mt. Jefferson to Linville for the local folks around Ashe and Watauga County.