Adopt-A-Highway volunteers clean roadsides

The final of the three Adopt-A-Highway programs in 2019 will take place over the next week starting Saturday.

Sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation, Adopt-A-Highway draws volunteers to roadsides in an effort to remove litter. Volunteers collect 65,000 to 70,000 bags of trash annually. The program involves nearly 2,800 groups cleaning 6,100 miles of roadside.

Motorists are advised to be on the lookout beginning Saturday through Sept. 28 for volunteers wearing high-visibility, yellow-green safety vests. MDOT provides free vests and trash bags, and arranges to haul away the trash.

Sections of highway are available for adoption in 2020. Interested groups can get more information online at:

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