We will be picking up litter on our adopted stretch of Highway 95 on Saturday, May 25 from 1 – 3 pm. Meet at River Market just before 1:00 pm to join us.
Apparently the Adopt-A-Highway program started like so many things, as a grass roots effort. Check out this brief history from Wikipedia:
“The program originated in the 1980s when James Evans, an engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation, saw debris flying out of a pickup truck bed. Litter cleanup by the city was expensive, so Evans sought the help of local groups to sponsor the cleaning of sections of the highway. The efforts of Billy Black, a public information officer, led to quarterly cleanup cycles, volunteer safety training, the issuing of reflective vests and equipment, and the posting of adopt-a-highway signs.”