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Adopt-A-Highway program celebrates 10 years in Kansas

March 27, 2000 (Release 00-039)
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News Contact: Kim Stich, (785) 296-3585

Adopt-A-Highway program celebrates 10 years in Kansas

The traditional gift to mark a 10th anniversary is made of tin or aluminum. What a coincidence - the Adopt-A-Highway program in Kansas, where volunteers pick up thousands of pounds of tin and aluminum along the roadways, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this spring.

Volunteer groups across the state began participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program in 1990 and continuing efforts by nearly 2,000 groups help to keep Kansas highways free of litter and debris.

Adopt-A-Highway groups are gearing up for the annual Clean Up Kansas Campaign which will take place during the month of April. The event is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation. All Adopt-A-Highway groups are encouraged but not required to participate in the statewide event.

Group members participating in the program show their dedication by cleaning assigned sections of roadways three times a year. This in turn helps the environment, improves safety and keeps Kansas roadways looking great.

New groups are always welcome to join the program. Any non-profit group that does not discriminate upon the basis of race, religion or sex can adopt a section of roadway. Groups with members at least 11 years old are also eligible. For more information, contact the KDOT office in your area.

To adopt a section of highway,

KDOT phone numbers listed below

(Just ask for the Adopt-A-Highway coordinator in the KDOT office located closest to you.)

Northeast Kansas

Topeka, (785) 296-2291
Horton, (785) 486-2142
Osage City, (785) 528-3128
Kansas City, (913) 299-3750
Wamego, (785) 456-2353
Olathe, (913) 764-0987

North Central Kansas

Salina, (785) 823-3754
Clay Center, (785) 632-3108
Mankato, (785) 378-3166
Marion, (316) 382-3717
Ellsworth, (785) 472-4447

Northwest Kansas

Norton, (785) 877-3315
Phillipsburg, (785) 543-2163
Atwood, (785) 626-3258
Hays, (785) 625-9718
Oakley, (785) 672-3113

Southeast Kansas

Chanute, (316) 431-1000
Iola, (316) 365-2161
Garnett, (785) 448-5446
Independence, (316) 331-3760
Pittsburg, (316) 231-7560

South Central Kansas

Hutchinson, (316) 663-3361
Pratt, (316) 672-7494
El Dorado, (316) 321-3370
Winfield, (316) 221-3370
Great Bend, (316) 793-5408
Wichita, (316) 744-1271

Southwest Kansas

Garden City, (316) 276-3241
Syracuse, (316) 384-7821
Liberal, (316) 624-4451
Dodge City, (316) 227-6122