Make 2019 the year
you plan to make a difference in the world around you, while spending more
time outdoors, getting fresh air and exercise.
Recycling & Waste Reduction is seeking volunteer groups to participate in
the Adopt-A-County-Road Program. Community groups, businesses, and even
families can pledge to clean two mile stretches of unincorporated county
roads and properly dispose of waste.
Groups will earn
prominently placed recognition signs on their adopted sections of roads to
acknowledge their hard work.
Funded by the
Porter County Commissioners, this road cleanup program is similar to the
State Highway “Adopt-a-Highway” program. Porter County Recycling provides
the trash bags and collects the waste at the end of each outing. The
district also provides safety vests and “Working Ahead” and “Slow” signs to
alert drivers that cruise past work sites.
“We have found some
families and groups are already cleaning roads on their own,” said Therese
Haller, executive director of Porter County Recycling. “We want people to
know we’ll help them with supplies and caution signs and give them the
recognition they deserve.”
Adopt-A-County-Road participants, consisting of 124 volunteers and PACT
workers, cleaned more than 125.5 miles of county roads and collected 304
bags of trash. Participants included Rigg Roadies; Keen family and friends;
Friends of Portage Township Foundation Inc.; 200E Neighbors; Taylor Family
Farms; Lake of the Woods Club; Kouts Lions; Sue and Rob Klett; and the
Shanta and Kosky families.
www.PorterCountyRecycling.org or call (219) 465-3694.