You Can Beautify Pennsylvania Two Miles at a Time
"Adopt-A-Highway offers Pennsylvania citizens the opportunity to show their pride in our beautiful state by caring for the environment. We all know that a more attractive Pennsylvania is more attractive to our tourists and to businesses."
-- Tom Ridge, Governor
"Thousands of caring citizens have given their time to help in our quest to keep Pennsylvania beautiful and litter-free. With your help, we can continue our commitment to leave our children a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful Pennsylvania."
-- Bradley L. Mallory, Secretary of Transportation
Food wrappers, aluminum cans, newspapers, and cigarette packs. From the city to the countryside, this is the trash that many careless people leave on Pennsylvanias highways. Its not a pretty sight, and it certainly does not make a good impression for the people who are traveling through Pennsylvania.
Adopt-A-Highway is an effective way to reduce the overall cost of litter pick-up in Pennsylvania. By volunteering to clear a two mile section of state highway four times a year, you are caring for the environment, and helping to minimize our maintenance cost.
You can help to create a good first impression of Pennsylvania, and you can help spread the message that littering along our highways hurts our environment. Under PennDOTs Adopt-A-Highway Program, you, your civic or volunteer group can help beautify Pennsylvania two miles at a time.
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN MAKE A PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION TO A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT UNDER PENNDOTS ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY PROGRAM
The Program is simple . . .
You, your civic or volunteer group may sign a two-year agreement with PennDOT to adopt a two mile portion of state highway and promise to pick-up litter at least four times a year. In return, PennDOT will post signs along the highway giving you or your group full credit for your efforts.
Your safety is important . . .
PennDOT will provide complete safety training for volunteers as well as orange safety vests and highway warning signs to be used during litter pick-ups. The Department also provides trash bags and will pick-up the bagged litter from the roadside. Volunteers must be at least eight years old, and participants under 18 must be accompanied by adults.
Take care of the environment . . .
You can join a popular effort to clean-up litter on Pennsylvanias collective front yard -- its 150,000 acres of roadside. By helping to keep this great state clean for our own residents as well as for the millions of visitors who travel our roads every year, you are making an important contribution to take care of the environment.
Mail the Adopt-A-Highway application at the end of this brochure to the address listed for your county:
District 1 - Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren Counties
Galena Office Building
1140 Liberty Street
Franklin, PA 16323
District 2 - Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter Counties
1924 Daisy Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
District 3 - Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Sullivan, Northumberland, Snyder, Tioga, and Union Counties
715 Jordan Avenue
Montoursville, PA 17754
District 4 - Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties
Dunmore, PA 18512
District 5 - Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill Counties
1713 Lehigh Street
Allentown, PA 18103
District 6 - Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties
200 Radnor-Chester Road
St. Davids, PA 19087
District 8 - Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York Counties
21st and Herr Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17103
District 9 - Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset Counties
North Juniata Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
District 10 - Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson Counties
Route 286 South, Box 429
Indiana, PA 15701
District 11 - Allegheny, Beaver, and Lawrence Counties
45 Thoms Run Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017-2853
District 12 - Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties
P.O. Box 459
North Gallatin Avenue Extension
Uniontown, PA 15401
Adopt-A-Highway . . . Join the tens of thousands of volunteers who help keep Pennsylvanias roadside litter-free.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If your group would like to participate in Pennsylvanias Adopt-A-Highway Program, contact your local PennDOT County Maintenance Office. An Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator will assist you on the terms of the program and help you select a two mile stretch of state maintained road to adopt. Or, you may fill out the application below and mail it to your local District Office for more information.
Adopt a highway, and join in the effort to keep Pennsylvania beautiful!
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Yes, I am interested in more information on PennDOTs Adopt-A-Highway program.
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