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Participants Needed for Highway Adoption

Fri June 11, 2010 - West Edition
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California’s Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program is looking for new adopters. Adoption opportunities include litter removal, graffiti removal, vegetation control, tree planting and wildflower planting.

The Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Program was established in 1989. There are approximately 2,575 active groups statewide, representing an estimated 11,500 participants.

Approximately 7,725 shoulder-miles of highway are currently adopted; from July through December 2009, program participants collected nearly 8,893 cu. yds. of litter from California’s roadsides.

For more information on adopting an available section of highway in District 5 North, contact Jeanette Green (Monterey/San Benito/Santa Cruz counties) at 831/372-1132. For more information on adopting an available section of highway in District 5 South, contact Keli Kolaczyk (Santa Barbara/San Luis Obispo counties) at 805/542-4755 or visit http://adopt-a-highway.dot.ca.gov/