The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently partnered with Keep Virginia Beautiful to help support the agency’s Adopt-A-Highway program. The agreement calls for Keep Virginia Beautiful to focus on the engaging volunteers to participate in the program, which is aimed at beautifying roads throughout the commonwealth and preventing litter.
Keep Virginia beautiful will promote the Adopt-A-Highway program through its website, social media platforms and public relations channels as well as the organization’s many external partners. In addition to boosting the volunteer recruitment process, Keep Virginia Beautiful will educate the general public on the need, impact and benefits of an effective Adopt-A-Highway program. Adopt-A-Highway has involved numerous groups since it was first established in Virginia in 1988. It provides an opportunity for businesses, civic groups and even families to clean up litter and be recognized for their efforts with a sign featuring their name after two pickups have been documented.
VDOT is confident that the partnership with Keep Virginia Beautiful will produce measurable results in the number of miles covered with regular litter cleanups and the recycling of collected waste, which will in turn translate into overall savings for the commonwealth.
For more information, please visit: http://keepvirginiabeautiful.org/
Over the next few weeks and months I will be spending time out in the district meeting constituents and scheduling meetings with businesses and groups in the 59th District. I encourage you to contact my office if you have an issue or concern that I may be able to help assist with. I value the feedback you provide as it helps me do my job representing you better. You can email me at DelMFariss@virginia.house.gov or call me at (434)821-5929. You can also join the conversation on our social media page at www.facebook.com/DelegateMattFariss.