Open enrollment for the Lake County Division of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway ends on January 31, 2014.
For more than 20 years, the Adopt-A-Highway program has contributed to a cleaner environment, provided a valuable public service and promoted civic responsibility. Volunteers cleared 250,000 pounds of trash from the roadway last year by picking up glass bottles, aluminum cans, plastic bags and other debris.
Groups commit to cleaning up their adopted section of road two times a year and are recognized for their hard work with a commemorative sign bearing their name that is placed on the roadway.
The Lake County Division of Transportation provides each group with high-visibility safety vests, trash bags and safety information before dispatching the volunteers to remove litter from highways and bike paths.
"We are so grateful for the volunteers in our Adopt-A-Highway program. Their commitment and hard work translates into more time for our staff to spend on road maintenance and other highway projects," said Paula Trigg, Director of Transportation/County Engineer.
For more information, and to see which highways are available call 847.377.7472 or visit the Adpot-A-Highway website.