Volunteers to pick up litter for 25th Anniversary of Adopt-a-Hwy - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/10/10

Volunteers to pick up litter for 25th Anniversary of Adopt-a-Highway

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Texas-born program that has gone global is marking its 25th anniversary this year. Adopt-a-Highway allows volunteers to adopt a two-mile stretch of highway and keep it clean, which helps reduce litter cleanup costs.

The Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off is a partnership between the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB). The event brings together KTB volunteers and Adopt-a-Highway groups from across the state to clean up roadways and their communities on one designated day.

Adopt-a-Highway began in Tyler, Texas, and now includes more than 4,500 groups across the state. The program has inspired similar programs in places such as Japan, Australia and New Zealand, among others.

During the Trash-Off on April 10, people will see volunteers in bright orange safety vests collecting trash from roadways, communities, and parks.

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