NCDOT Honors Volunteers for Long-Time Commitment to Litter Prevention Tuesday, July 16, 2013

 

RALEIGH For 25 years, 44 volunteer groups from the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program have worked tirelessly to pick up trash strewn on roadsides across the state. In honor of their dedication and outstanding contributions to making North Carolina a cleaner, better place, NCDOT is recognizing these groups who have been with the program since it began in 1988.

 

“I want to thank our volunteers for their dedication and service. These volunteers truly are the heart and soul of the Adopt-A-Highway Program and, without them, the program would not be what it is today. I am proud of the example they've set through their 25 years of dedication to litter removal statewide,” said Transportation Secretary Tony Tata.

 

Each group will receive stickers in the shape of stars with the number of years of service to place on their Adopt-A-Highway signs, letters of recognition, plaques of appreciation, and orange safety vests with the 25-year Adopt-A-Highway insignia.

 

In addition to the 44 25-year groups, 237 volunteer groups are also being recognized for their consecutive years of service. There are 33 with 20 years; 88 with 15 years; and 116 with 10 years. Each of these groups will receive their years of service stars for their signs; the 20-year groups also receive safety vests with the 20-year insignia, and the 10-year groups are awarded the ten year appreciation plaque. Complete listings of all the groups by county are located on the NCDOT Office of Beautification website.

 

About Adopt-A-Highway and Litter Prevention

The Adopt-A-Highway Program encourages volunteers to clean up North Carolina roadsides. On average, program volunteers remove upwards of three million pounds of roadside litter and save taxpayers more than $5 million annually in litter cleanup costs.

To adopt a roadway through the NCDOT Adopt-A-Highway program, visit the NCDOT Office of Beautification website or call 1-800-331-5864 for more information.

 

Adopt-A-Highway is not the only program offered for litter prevention. Motorists are encouraged to participate in the NCDOT Swat-A-Litterbug program; this program is in collaboration with the N.C. State Highway Patrol. It’s easy to promote clean roadsides by participating. Simply record the littering offense and submit a report through the NCDOT Office of Beautification Swat-A-Litterbug program website. A letter, which requests motorists not to litter in the future, is mailed to the owner of the vehicle identified in a littering incident. In 2012, more than 10,300 letters were mailed.

 

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(Editor’s Note: A statewide list of volunteers groups with 25 years of service to NCDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway Program is below).

 

North Carolina Department of Transportation  Adopt-A-Highway 25-Year Star Groups 1988 – 2013

 

Ashe County

Ashe County High Jr. ROTC

Peak Creek Ruritan Club

 

Beaufort County

Pamlico Plantation Property Owners Association

 

Caldwell County

Loyal Order of Moose-Lenoir #385

 

Catawba County

Catawba County

Republic Services

Horticulture Tech Program CVCC

United Beverages of NC, LLC – Hickory

 

Carteret County

Emerald Isle Realty Inc.

 

Davie County

Farmington Ruritan Club

Robertson’s

 

Durham County

Garden View Realty Inc.

Hill Chesson & Associates

 

Forsyth County

Foothills Sierra Club

Vienna Civic Club

 

Gaston County

Bessemer City American Legion Post 243

Gamma Beta Phi Gaston College

Hulcey David Painting

Standard Distributors Inc.

Town of Cramerton

 

Granville County

The Oxford Rotary Club

 

Guilford County

High Point Civitans

 

Haywood County

North Hominy Community

 

Henderson County

Upper Hickory Nut Gorge Community Golf Center

 

Johnston County

Central Johnston County Rotary Club

 

Macon County

Cowee Community Development Club

 

Moore County

Pinehurst Area Realty

Sandhills Knights of Columbus

Southern Pines Elks Lodge 1692

 

Nash County

West Mount Ruritan Club

 

New Hanover County

Bob King Auto Mall

Cape Fear Cyclists

 

Pitt County

Cypress Group of the Sierra Club

 

Rockingham County

Happy Home 4-H Club

 

Rowan County

South Rowan FFA

 

Wake County

Bruce Kaplan and Friends

Farmhouse Fraternity

Junior Woman's Club of Raleigh

Kimley-Horn & Associates Inc.

South Raleigh Civitan Club

Wendell Lions Club

 

Wayne County

New Hope Ruritan Club

 

Wilkes County

Brushy Mountain Ruritan Club

 

Wilson County

Saint-Gobain Glass Awareness Committee


Macon County
Cowee Community Development Club


Moore County
Pinehurst Area Realty

Sandhills Knights of Columbus

Southern Pines Elks Lodge 1692

Nash County
West Mount Ruritan Club


New Hanover County
Bob King Auto Mall

Cape Fear Cyclists


Pitt County
Cypress Group of the Sierra Club

Rockingham County
Happy Home 4-H Club

Rowan County
South Rowan FFA

Wake County
Bruce Kaplan and Friends

Farmhouse Fraternity

Junior Woman's Club of Raleigh

Kimley-Horn & Associates Inc.

South Raleigh Civitan Club

Wendell Lions Club

Wayne County
New Hope Ruritan Club


Wilkes County
Brushy Mountain Ruritan Club

Wilson County
Saint-Gobain Glass Awareness Committee

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