Adopt-A-Highway volunteers ready

Adopt-A-Highway volunteers are preparing for the final clean sweep of state highways beginning Saturday through Oct. 2. Approximately 3,100 groups will be out during the nine-day pickup period, said the Michigan Department of Transportation, and they will clean more than 7,000 miles of highways. The Adopt-A-Highway program saves MDOT about $1.5 million a year. The statewide beautification program is supported by groups who pick up litter three times a year - in April, July and September.
Sep 20, 2011


Volunteer groups include members of businesses, families, churches and civic organizations.

“Adopt-A-Highway volunteers help us stretch our limited resources while helping with an important task — keeping Michigan highways clean,” State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle said. “It takes thousands of volunteers and we are grateful for their help. Please slow down and watch out for them as they pick up trash. Drive carefully through the pickup areas, just as carefully as you would through a construction work zone.”

Groups of three or more people interested in adopting a section of available highway are encouraged to visit for more details and to view a video about the program.


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