Sylvia Ballinger (804) 786-2872
Sept. 11, 2008
ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY VOLUNTEERS GEAR UP FOR FALL LITTER PICKUP DAY
VDOT statewide pickup set for Sept. 13
Fall pickup is Sept. 13.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) statewide fall pickup is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, weather permitting.
Volunteers will work at various times throughout the day. Motorists are encouraged to drive cautiously when they see large orange “Cleanup Crew Working” signs and watch for volunteers wearing bright orange vests.
Twice annually, VDOT promotes statewide litter collection days to raise awareness about the program and encourage volunteers to keep Virginia highways clean by removing trash and other debris.
Litter is not only unsightly, but also it can create dangerous hazards and obstacles for motorists.
VDOT supports volunteers with trash bags, vests, safety information and highway signs to alert motorists.
The Adopt-a-Highway program was established in 1988. Currently, there are approximately 5,000 groups with Adopt-a-Highway permits registered throughout the commonwealth.
Volunteers are recognized for their efforts on the Adopt-a-Highway signs along designated adopted roads. Volunteers alone provide the equivalent of $3 million annually in litter control services.
For more information, visit www.virginiadot.org/programs/prog-aah-default.asp, or call (800) PRIDE-VA [(800) 774-3382).
Note: Due to various volunteer schedules and adopted highway locations, VDOT cannot ensure exact time and locations of volunteer groups for media interviews and photography. If you have specific questions, contact your local VDOT district public affairs manager or visit www.virginiadot.org/news/mediacontacts.asp
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