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Adopt A Highway Pickup Begins Tomorrow

The second Michigan Adopt-A-Highway trash pick-up period begins tomorrow, and runs through July 21st. Volunteers will canvass the shoulders of state and U.S. Highways in the Keweenaw, picking up litter.

Motorists are encouraged to watch for them, and drive carefully to keep everyone safe.

The Adopt-A-Highway program began in 1990. Each year, volunteers collect 65,000 to 70,000 bags of trash along 6,100 miles of roadway. Nearly 2,800 groups are involved. Houghton Community Broadcasting maintains a two mile stretch of US-41 south of Alberta.

Organizations that adopt stretches of highway are credited on roadside signs. If your family or organization would like to take part in the program, click here.

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