LETTER: Organizations commended for 'adopting highways'
This May marks the 20th anniversary of Minnesota's Adopt a Highway program. In west central Minnesota, 126 groups have been a part of the program since 1990, including:
United Methodist Church - Vergas
Perham Lions Club
Bluffton Lions Club
Perham Rotary Club
American Legion Post #148 & Auxiliary
Vergas Lions Club
New York Mills Lions Club
United Methodist Church - Dent
I would like to offer a sincere thank you to every one of our volunteers-they are the real heroes of public service. Every year they pick up tons of litter from state highways. The work is hard, never ending and frequently thankless. Mn/DOT is very proud of your dedication and commitment to keeping our roadsides clean. The next time you pass a group of volunteers picking up litter, give them a thumbs-up.
So far in 2010, 15 new groups have adopted state highway segments in west central Minnesota. I encourage you to consider this rewarding opportunity and organize a group of volunteers to adopt a segment of your own.
For more information about adopting a state highway segment in west central Minnesota, contact Marieen Anderson at 320-208-7002.
Lee H. Berget, District Engineer
Minnesota Department of Transportation
1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes