|HARRISBURG - The Department of Transportation is inviting Pennsylvanians to build on Adopt-A-Highway cleanup efforts by participating in "Pick It Up PA Days" from April 25 through May 9.|
"I am grateful for the efforts of the thousands of volunteers who turn out every year to beautify their communities and roadways," said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. "These cleanup events and the Adopt-A-Highway program are essential to keeping Pennsylvania beautiful, and I welcome new volunteers to join in this mission."
A listing of cleanup events, resources for organizing a cleanup, and other information about the initiative is available online at www.greatpacleanup.org. Groups interested in adopting a section of highway are encouraged to contact their local PennDOT county maintenance office and ask for the Adopt-A-Highway coordinator, or visit www.dot.state.pa.us.
The Pick It Up PA Days, timed to coincide with Earth Day on April 22, are a featured event of the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, a statewide effort to remove litter and trash from the state's roadways, parks, riverbanks and open spaces. The entire effort runs through May 31.