Adopt-a-Highway

The weather was responsible for the cancellation of our September pick-up, so we are rescheduling for 8:30 AM on Saturday, October 15, 2011. We plan to get back to our normal last Saturday of the month at the beginning of next year (2012).

UPDATE posted October 9th: Four regular members of the pick up team will be unable to join us this time. Since NCDOT has recently mowed the high grass, and chopped much of the strewn trash into pieces, we will need to have several additional volunteers this month to be able to complete the pick up in two hours. Please contact a friend to bring along to help keep Fearrington Village a beautiful place to live. We meet at the Gathering Place parking lot, and the needed supplies will be provided. 

On October 1, several members of our group joined volunteers to help clean up Jordan Lake.  All members were advised of this event but if you would like additional information, please contact Fran DiGiano.

The holidays will be upon us soon and we will adjust accordingly. Note that starting with the October pick-up, we will seasonally adjust our start time back to being at 8:30 AM until the return of the warmer weather. The scheduled dates for pick-up for the remainder of the year are:

  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17

If you have any questions, call or e-mail Bev or Ray Andrews


 

The August pick-up was canceled because of the expected bad weather here on Saturday, August 27th, which was related to nearby Hurricane Irene then much to our east.

Since we did not have our regularly scheduled August pick-up, we will do our next pick-up on Saturday, September 17th, sooner than usual. We're looking forward to seeing returning and new volunteers for the next pick-up. As usual, we will meet at the Gathering Place at 7:30 AM and then fan out to our work areas. This date change will get us out there a little bit earlier and make it easier for volunteers to attend the September 24th Volunteer Thank You Brunch.


After Action Report on July 30th Pick-Up

Seven volunteers were in town for the monthly Adopt-A-Highway Pick-Up on Saturday, July 30th.  We picked up 18 bags of litter before the heat really set in.  Thanks to everyone who could make the pick-up. 

The North Carolina DOT has informed us of the LITTER SWEEP, a biannual cleanup drive that will be conducted September 17 - October 1, 2011.  In addition to normal cleanup operations, Keep North Carolina Beautiful will have a contest for the most unusual roadside litter found during the event.  First place is $250; second, $100; and third, $50.  To participate, see the LITTER SWEEP website for rules and other related information, download an entry form, and mail the completed form with an attached photograph of the item and the person who found it. Identify the name of the road where the item was found, and you may be rewarded.

The Unusual Litter Winners who participated in a litter pickups during NCDOT’s Spring “Litter Sweep.”

  • 1st place: $250 Kemila Slade found 1730 Farthing coin
  • 2nd place: $100 Michella Huff found abandoned bass boat
  • 3rd place: $50 Elaine Hatfield found current paycheck for employee at local company

Enter the fall Unusual Litter Contest – deadline is Oct. 31, 2011. Go for it!!