Wyoming Department of Transportation
Photo of view from Chief Joseph Highway

Adopt-A-Highway volunteers cleaning up Wyoming highways

Date: 06/13/2013 


Categories : District News Box

June 12, 2013


Adopt-A-Highway volunteers cleaning up Wyoming highways

The view from Wyoming’s highways will improve this spring as hundreds of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers are out cleaning their two-mile highway sections during the annual Spring Clean Fling.

Now in it’s 24th year, Wyoming’s Adopt‑A‑Highway program has nearly 1,000 participating groups statewide, and the members are encouraged to get out in June to make the first of their two required cleanups for the year.

During past Spring Clean Flings, dedicated volunteers around the state removed more than 50 tons of litter from along the state’s highways.

"We really appreciate the volunteers who work to clean up highways in Northwest Wyoming," said Roni Stott, Adopt-A-Highway coordinator for the Wyoming Department of Transportation in Cody. "These volunteers provide an invaluable service in helping to keep Wyoming beautiful. We really appreciate this volunteer service."

The volunteers providing this public service range from retired people to elementary school children. Their groups represent fraternal, civic and social clubs, youth groups, employee and professional organizations, schools, churches, government agencies and families.

"I am impressed by the volunteers' diligence in fulfilling their commitment and doing it with cheerfulness and enthusiasm," Stott added.

Signs identifying the groups are posted at each end of their adopted section, and WYDOT supplies safety brochures, orange vests and trash bags to the volunteers for each cleanup.

Anyone in Park, Fremont, Hot Springs, Washakie and Big Horn counties interested in adopting a highway section can contact WYDOT District 5 Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator Kay Hovey.

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