Monday, December 30, 2013

Adopt A Spot to Help Keep Montgomery County Beautiful

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has launched a new initiative called Adopt A Spot that expands the popular Adopt A Road program to address litter at parks, landmarks, school yards, vacant lots, walkways and trails, or other commonly-owned sites. Adopt A Spot will enlist volunteers to remove litter from these locations at least once a month. MCDOT will post a sign at the location with the group’s name on it and provide cleaning equipment, such as trash bags or gloves.

Adopt A Spot and Adopt A Road keep the County looking attractive and protect local streams and creeks. In fiscal year 2013, several thousand Adopt A Road volunteers picked up more than 2,000 bags of litter from 350 road segments. These initiatives were developed in consultation with the Keep Montgomery County Beautiful Task Force.

To learn more or volunteer for Adopt a Road or Spot, visit the County’s website.