Adopt-a-Highway groups ready to ‘spring clean’ roadsides, help preserve Kentucky’s scenic beauty

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Updated: 3/17/2013 12:05 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky.– Volunteers will be out in force to spring clean Kentucky’s highways. The Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces that the Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week is March 17–23.

“The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers who help keep our highways and communities beautiful and litter-free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.

Nearly 750 groups participate in Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program, which was established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 5,100 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.

The Adopt-a-Highway program promotes public environmental awareness and supports tourism. The program also creates a partnership between citizens, community and government, and establishes a sense of pride in the Bluegrass State.

Groups interested in becoming members of the Adopt-a-Highway Program can find details and district coordinator information at http://adopt-a-highway.ky.gov/. Safety guidelines are provided to volunteers and should be reviewed prior to each cleanup.

The Adopt-a-Highway coordinators help volunteers get in touch with the county maintenance crew superintendent to arrange warning sign placement on the date of pickup. Trash bags and safety vests can be obtained at each state maintenance facility, and litter removal is provided by the state highway crews.

For more information, visit http://adopt-a-highway.ky.gov/ or contact area coordinator Natalia McMillan at 859-246-2355 or e-mail Natalia.Mcmillan@ky.gov.
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