Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers Clean Up Cody
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 9, 2018
Adopt-A-Highway volunteers enjoyed a banner year cleaning up Cody-area highways.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation says the view from Cody-area highways improved in 2018 as hundreds of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers cleaned their two-mile sections. In its 29th year, Wyoming’s Adopt A Highway program has nearly 1,000 participating groups across the state.
Volunteers providing this public service range from retired people to elementary school children. Groups represent fraternal, civic and social clubs, youth groups, employee and professional organizations, schools, churches, government agencies and families. Cody-area groups include the First Presbyterian Church; Shoshone National Forest; Park County Democrats; Cody VFW Post 2673 Auxiliary, Wapiti Women’s Club; the Cody Rotary Club, and the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Squadron, among many others.
Signs identifying the groups are posted at each end of their adopted highway section, and WYDOT supplies safety brochures, orange vests and trash bags to the volunteers for each cleanup.
Roni Stott, Adopt-A-Highway coordinator for the Wyoming Department of Transportation in Cody, praised the volunteer groups who provide an invaluable service in helping to keep Wyoming beautiful.
Anyone in Park, Fremont, Hot Springs, Washakie and Big Horn counties interested in adopting a highway section should contact WYDOT at (307) 568-3400.