Last fall we filled out our paperwork and sent it in to the Idaho Department of Transportation to adopt the section of I-90 just to the west of town. Driving home Monday, a shiny new sign caught my eye…it was the sign marking our adoption of the section! (It also made me smile because we put “F & Beth B.” on it marking the first time I’ve seen my future name in official type!)
We arranged to do our cleanup yesterday and spent a couple of hours picking up trash on a two mile section of the freeway. I really should have a picture of F and I in our sweet safety vests and giant orange trash bags but we forgot the camera. We did pick up 23 bags of trash! This morning when I drove to work, the Idaho Department of Transportation crew had already picked up the bags and the highway was looking great (what I could see through the pouring down rain anyway).
Consider adopting a stretch of highway. In Idaho, you agree to clean your section twice a year for two years and it really didn’t take that long so the commitment isn’t too onerous. If you had more than two people it would go pretty fast!