Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Adopt a Highway to Build Teamwork and Community

The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Spring Litter Sweep from April 13-27.

Our Chamber has adopted Highway 221 and we facilitate a trash pick-up afternoon each April and September, where Chamber Board members come together to clean up while building relationships, having fun, and doing good for our community. 

We would like to encourage businesses looking for volunteer opportunities and team building opportunities to either join a litter sweep event, or adopt a highway in our area. It's a simple, low time commitment way to give back.  If you would like to participate in a litter sweep contact: https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/environmental/adoptahighway/Pages/coordinators.aspx  

Each April and September, NCDOT calls on volunteers from across North Carolina to help remove litter from roadsides. Volunteers from local businesses, schools, non-profits, churches and community groups play an important role in keeping North Carolina’s roads clean.

“North Carolina is a more beautiful place thanks to the thousands of volunteers who donate their time every year,” says David Harris, State Roadside Environmental engineer. “We cannot do this alone, and their efforts ensure our state is a great place to visit and live.”

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