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Adopt-A-Highway Groups Clean Up Kansas


March 29, 1999 (Release 99-050)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News Contact: Kim Athon, (785) 296-3585

Adopt-A-Highway Groups Clean Up Kansas

Continuing efforts by the approximately 2,000 Adopt-A-Highway groups in Kansas help to keep state highways free of litter and debris. The program is in its ninth year in Kansas and is going strong because of local support in communities across the state.

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 the roadway looking great for the citizens of Kansas as well as people visiting the state.

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. Motorists are asked to use extra caution as people with bright orange vests will be working next to the highways.

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. Youth 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