|Help Keep Lake County Roads Litter Free with 'Adopt-A-Highway'|
|Open enrollment for the Lake County Division of Transportation's Adopt-a-Highway takes place August 1 through August 31. |
Since 1993, the program has grown to 232 groups removing litter from both sides of their adopted county highway. In addition to boosting teamwork, this program helps the environment, provides a valuable public service and promotes civic responsibility. Adopt-a-Highway volunteers saved taxpayers $305,000 last year in labor costs by picking up glass bottles, aluminum cans, plastic bags and other debris from the highway.
Each group is recognized with a commemorative sign at their adopted location. LCDOT provides participants with high visibility safety vests, trash bags, and safety information. Volunteers commit to picking up trash at least twice a year.
"We are truly grateful for the volunteer efforts of residents and organizations to help keep our roadways clean through our Adopt-a-Highway Program. Thanks to their effort, approximately 225,000 pounds of trash was removed from Lake County roads and bike paths last year. Their hard work makes a real impact, " said Paula Trigg, Director of Transportation/County Engineer.
In April, Adopt-a-Highway celebrated its 20th anniversary. To learn more about this milestone, and the groups that were recognized for their 20-years of service, watch this video.
Don't miss out on your opportunity to be a part of the next 20 years! Open enrollment will take place August 1 through August 31. Participants must be at least ten years of age and anyone younger than 18 years of age must have adult supervision.
For more information or to see a list of sections available please visit the Division of Transportation's Adopt a Highway Program webpage or call 847.377.7472.