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Re: [Vox-Outreach] Adopt-A-Highway
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Re: [Vox-Outreach] Adopt-A-Highway

Don't forget to repaint the lane lines on the road so that drivers can
have a more luxurious driving experience.

> On Mon, May 12, 2003 at 04:36:53PM -0400, Mike Simons wrote:
>> On Mon, May 12, 2003 at 10:02:56AM -0700, Nicole the Wonder Nerd
>> wrote:
>> > Up spake Peter Jay Salzman on Mon, May 12, 2003 at 09:21:47AM -0700:
>> > > does anybody know what entails adopting a highway?  is it money?
>> garbage pickup?
>> >
>> > Money in lieu of garbage pickup, I believe.
>>   I will check... but I think the orgs pay Caltrans money to clean up
>> the roads in exchange for the advertising.
>>   I would be surprised if people can volunteer do the highway clean
>> themselves.  I've never seen road crews in CA that look like normal
>> people on the highway... to me they normally look like community
>> service sentences.
>>   If it is possible to do the labor, I can imagine we will get even 5
>> people to show up to clean even a 2 mile segment of highway.
>   It took an amazingly long time to get a reply back from my phone calls
> to the adopt-a-highway people... turns out that talking to the DMV booth
> at GTC is actually the channel I got useful replies from first.
>   It turns out that volunteers can do the cleaning themselves, and this
> appears to be the preferred method.  However, organizations can also
> contract with professional firms to do the tasks instead... in some
> locations professional contractors are required.
> Available activities:
>   Participation can include one or more of the following activities. -
> Removing litter (work frequency varies with location).
>   - Planting and establishing trees, or wildflowers.
>   - Removing graffiti.
>   - Controlling vegetation.
>   The literature seems to indicate that "advertising of a group" is
> *not* a valid use of the program... but I think it will be okay that we
> get a nice sign out of this.
>   The program is very formal in duties and responsibilities of the
> groups
> that do this work... in that a designated coordinator is required to
> undergo safety training, safety equipment must be used at all times,
> notice must be given to Caltrans people before clean up days, etc...
> nothing seems to be a show stopper.
> The following brochure does a good overview of the program:
>   http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/maint/adopt/AAHBrochure602.pdf
> The CA website for this program is:
>   http://adopt-a-highway.dot.ca.gov/
>   I'm willing to handle coordination of this sort of activity...
> but I *require* 5 Lugod members who are not me or Bill to agree to help
> clean at least 4 times a year, before I start any paperwork...
> - Any volunteers?
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