Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Contact: Caltrans Public Relations Officer Edward Cartagena, (619) 688-6670
Volunteers Key to Donít Trash California Day
SAN DIEGO – Caltrans recognizes local Adopt-A-Highway businesses, organizations and individuals that have committed to keep California beautiful on Thursday in support of Don’t Trash California Day.
Sponsors Encinitas Ford and Bahr Investments will have litter removed from five locations along Interstate 5, Poseidon Restaurant on the Beach will clear a section of State Route 56.
Alongside State Route 78 Adopt-A-Highway groups Eckert Moving, Southwest Search Dogs and Cocina Del Charro will pick up litter at four locations.
“These groups contribute their time and resources to the Adopt-A-Highway program are to be commended for their efforts,” said Caltrans Public Information Officer Edward Cartagena. “Every piece of litter and debris that is removed from local highways is a step to keep California beautiful.”
The Future Leaders Club from San Diego City College received a one-day permit to clean up along Interstate 5 in Logan Heights.
Recent applicants to the Adopt-A-Highway program include Diamond Resorts International at Rivera Oaks, PHC Sports Bar & Grill and Roy M. Doppelt & Associates.
The public is asked to do their part by picking up litter around their home, workplace or park, taking a “selfie” while putting litter in the trash, and submitting the photo to Caltrans on Twitter, @SDCaltrans or e-mailing them to CT.Public.Information.D11@dot.ca.gov.
In 2013, the participating 3,068 Adopt-A-Highway groups collected and disposed of 133,903 bags of litter from state highways, saving taxpayers $16,700,000.
The public can get involved by joining the Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway program or getting a one-day permit for highway litter pickup by phoning (619) 688-3327.
For additional information about the Adopt-A-Highway program and lists of available highway sections for adoption, please visit dot.ca.gov/dist11/aah/adoptahighwaysd.htm.
I Love A Clean San Diego has scheduled a cleanup event on April 26 called Creek to Bay Cleanup. To volunteer, visit creektobay.org/.
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