Making the rounds on National CleanUp Day

Mary Currie / ADOT Communications

National Clean Up Day-AAH_092119ADOT Adopt a Highway volunteer groups raked-in – literally – hundreds of bags of trash from highways across Arizona this past Saturday, Sept. 21, which marked National CleanUp Day. The count currently stands at 107 bags collected, and reports are still rolling in.

With a colleague, I had the pleasure of traveling to thank several of the groups that turned out to help keep Arizona grand, joining people united for the purpose of reducing litter in their communities all over.

Increased awareness of the Adopt a Highway program brought participation from some groups for the first time on National CleanUp Day, and others joined-in again this, our second year. 

These groups deserve special acknowledgement for responding to our call to
action:

  • Don and Imogene Bennett, Family & Friends of Jason Bennett,” Phoenix
  • Patricia Woolsey, “Larry Woolsey Forever,” Star Valley
  • Cindy Silliman, “Maranatha Bible Church," Show Low
  • Linda Philbrook, “Sasquatch Marc Philbrook We Love You,” Show Low
  • Michel and Chris Fluhr, “Clint Fluhr Forever In Our Hearts,” Tonto Village
  • Terri Miller, “In Memory Of Mike Hancock,” Happy Jack
  • Marilya Veteto Reese, “NAU German Club,” Flagstaff
  • Eddie and Sharon Gillam, “St. Luke’s Episcopal Church,” Chino Valley
  • Tora Moody, “St. John’s Episcopal Church,” Williams
  • Steve Bowles, “Brian R. Bowles,” Sunflower

Thank you to those of you who stopped to warmly welcome us to your miles. We appreciated your smiles and the positive impact you are making on your community and the state of Arizona.