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Volunteers Needed To Adopt-A-Highway

Last updated on Friday, June 15, 2012

(UNDATED) - INDOT’s Cher Elliott is looking for individuals or groups to participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program.

Elliott says these volunteers help significantly in reducing the roadside trash problem throughout the state.

More than 1,000 groups already are making the program a success across Indiana. A news release issued by Elliott reads, "If you are a member of an organization seeking volunteering opportunities, look into the Adopt-A-Highway program. Cleaning up the state roads and U.S. routes in your area will significantly improve the aesthetics and morale of your community."

INDOT area coordinators supply safety training, vests, road work signs and trash bags to help get the job done, and local community organizations provide the manpower. In return, INDOT places a sign on the portion of highway specifically naming any group that has adopted a given section of the highway and is keeping it clean.

To get more information or to sign up to become a volunteer, call INDOT offices in Paoli at (812) 723-4411 or Vincennes at (812) 895-7403.

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