Sawgrass community residents did their part to clean up the environment and remove unsightly litter from their community April 25. As participants in the Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway program, they collected trash along two miles of Old Landing Road. Members of Sawgrass spent two hours collecting seven bags of litter.
"It brings us tremendous satisfaction knowing we did our part to keep America beautiful and celebrate Earth Day. Everyone of us can make a difference." said Bob Murray, Adopt-A-Highway participant and community organizer. Other participants from Sawgrass included: Doug and Pam Lynn, Ken Jeske, Roberta and Dave Rizzo, Paul and Angela Swarm, Shawn Barron, Robert Fonger, Tom Kimmerle, Ching Hsia, Blaise DiFlorio, Bob Arner, Russ Chamberlain, Connie and Carl Ballato and Ed Curley.
To adopt a highway, individuals, organizations or businesses agree to keep a two-mile stretch of road free of litter for a minimum period of two years. Volunteers are provided with trash bags and safety vests to assist them with their clean-ups, all at no cost. They also have the option of recycling any litter collected and keeping the money for their organization. In recognition of each group's involvement, DelDOT posts signs bearing the sponsor's name at the beginning and end of the adopted section.
Anyone interested in participating in DelDOT's Adopt-A-Highway program should call 1-800-652-5600 or visit www.DelDOT.gov for more information.