Contact: Rhonda Oaks
Phone: (936) 633-4395
Date: April 1, 2019
The annual statewide Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off campaign is scheduled in the Lufkin District for Saturday, April 6, 2019. Motorists will see groups of volunteers on the roadsides joining forces to rid Texas roads of litter.
Volunteers and about 75 Adopt-A-Highway groups will be cleaning throughout the nine-county district supporting thelitter clean-up event. Drivers are urged to reduce speed and stay alert along state maintained highways where volunteers will be located.
The Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off is the single largest one day cleanup event aimed at improving communities statewide. The campaign's signature cleanup began in 1985 and is recognized as the largest litter prevention event.
“Litter is a big problem in Texas and we are fortunate in our district to have many willing volunteers who help keep our roads free of trash,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer. “More than 435 million pieces of litter accumulate across our state each year. Littering is illegal and those who choose to litter should be aware that fines for littering range from $500 to $2,000.”
This litter prevention effort is part of the national Great American Cleanup campaign started by Keep America Beautiful.
To find out more information about becoming an Adopt-A-Highway volunteer, visit www.TxDOT.gov/volunteer, call 936-633-4321.
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