Caltrans News Release
Nov. 3, 2016
Contact: Hayden Manning, (619) 688-6670
Caltrans Awards Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers
SAN DIEGO—The Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Program’s from San Diego and Imperial counties boasts 282 groups and sponsors and collected more than 10,000 bags of litter and weeds last year. Today, Caltrans recognized eight groups that have gone the extra mile to remove trash and debris from local highways.
- East Region: Volker Brückmann Family
- North Region: Chris Heller Real State Group
- West Region: The Unity Center
- South Region: Urban Corps of San Diego County
- Vegetation Control: Ocean View Church
- Graffiti: Lakeside River Park Conservancy
- Supplemental Permit: Dan Russell, William & Daniel
- Park & Ride: Grossmont Mount Helix Improvement Association
“It is remarkable that these individuals and groups are giving up their personal time and resources to help keep our roadways clean,” said Caltrans District 11 Director Laurie Berman.
Berman stressed her frustration that there is no feasible engineering solution to the problem.
“While safety on the highway is my number one priority,” she said. “I consider litter as my number one headache.”
Volunteer crews from the Adopt-A-Highway Program as well as Caltrans Maintenance crews continually pick up trash only to have the same area covered in new litter a few days later. Berman challenged all users of the highway system to do better in securing their truck loads and to keep debris off our highways.
Caltrans is always looking for Adopt-A-Highway volunteers and has many available locations that can be found at http://www.dot.ca.gov/d11/adopt-a-highway/. Bike ways were recently added as adoptable locations to give an opportunity for new groups to come aboard.
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