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This Year's second Adopt-A-Highway cleanup coming this Weekend in Michigan
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 05:31:01 EDT
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Motorists should be on the lookout beginning Saturday as thousands of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers fan out along state roadways picking up litter. Participants in the Michigan Department of Transportation program will clean highway roadsides from July 13 to 21 during the second of three scheduled pickups this year. Every year, Adopt-A-Highway volunteers regularly collect 65,000 to 70,000 bags of trash. The popular program began in 1990 and has grown to involve nearly 2,800 groups cleaning 6,100 miles of highway. When working in a highway right of way, Adopt-A-Highway volunteers wear high-visibility, yellow-green safety vests required by federal regulations. MDOT provides free vests and trash bags, and arranges to haul away the trash. The year's final Adopt-A-Highway pickup is scheduled for the fall, from Sept. 21 to 29.