Tuesday, April 30, 2013

MCDOT’s Adopt-A-Road Summit Encourages Participation in Litter Reduction Program

The Department of Transportation (MCDOT) recently held its fourth summit for Adopt-A-Road program volunteers. The program encourages County residents and businesses to keep roadsides litter free through regular clean ups. Currently, the Adopt-A-Road program has about 1,000 volunteers who keep 360 road segments clean, keeping the County beautiful and preventing harmful debris from washing into and polluting streams.

The summit gave attendees a chance to learn about County support for the Adopt-A-Road program; share their experiences, knowledge and concerns with other volunteers; and pick up cleaning equipment. MCDOT supports the program by providing safety items, such as bright orange trash bags, gloves, vests and pick-sticks.

Additional volunteers are always welcome. For more information on the Adopt-A-Road program, visit the County’s website.