California Department of Transportation
District 6 Director Sharri Bender Ehlert
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P.O. Box 12616
Fresno, CA 93778-2616


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Spring Clean-Up and Litter Enforcement Day

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Fresno-District 6: The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in partnership with the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the City of Fresno and numerous Adopt-A-Highway volunteer groups recently held a Spring Anti-Litter Clean-up Event.

This Statewide Anti-Litter Enforcement effort focused on reducing the amount of litter on our highways.  Caltrans, CHP and the City of Fresno continue their partnership efforts to educate the public that litter continues to be an ongoing problem.

Numerous non-emergency Caltrans staff dedicated a full day of activities aimed at dramatically reducing litter.  The California Highway Patrol implemented a maximum enforcement effort – focusing on uncovered loads, improperly maintained equipment and waste material spilled or thrown onto the roadways. 

In an effort to remind motorists of the significance of not littering and the importance of securing items in the back of pick up trucks, a press conference was held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at the Save Mart Center parking lot closest to State Route 168/Shaw Avenue. Event speakers included Caltrans District 6 Director, Malcolm X. Dougherty; CHP Chief, Scott MacGregor and City of Fresno, Chief of Staff, Kyle Loreto.  

Immediately following the press conference, Caltrans District 6 employees, and ALL non-emergency Caltrans Maintenance Staff including fifteen Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Groups, continued their litter clean-up efforts along a section of State Route 168 between Shaw and Bullard avenues and other sections of highways within the District. 

Caltrans, CHP and the City of Fresno invite and encourage all groups and individuals to consider adopting a section of highway or set an example for others by not littering.  To adopt a section of highway or for more information please call 1-866-ADOPTAHWY or contact one of our local Adopt-A-Hwy Coordinators at (559) 445-5394.                                  

Caltrans would like to thank the following Adopt-A-Highway groups and volunteers for their efforts in making this Anti-Litter event a success: 

  • Area: South Valley
  • Waste Management
  • The Geo Group
  • Visalia Optimist Club
  • Kraft Foods, Tulare
  • Kenneth L. Turpin
  • Area: North Valley
  • Friends & Family of Clemente DeLaGarza
  • Caltrans Employees
  • Pacific Ethanol, Inc.
  • Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
  • Bethany Lutheran Church
  • Family of Beau Bushman
  • Oakhurst Church of Christ
  • Hinds Hospice
  • The Hungry Hut
  • Valerie Mortensen, David Mortensen

For more information regarding our anti-litter efforts, please contact the District 6 Public Information Office at (559) 444-2409 or via e-mail at:

Spring Clean Project and Public Information:

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