SDG – The snow has retreated — ever so slowly — from the ditches of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, and the dormant grass hasn’t yet grown to hide the roadside litter.
SDG’s Adopt-A-Road program continues to tackle the annual springtime mess.
Open to various groups of volunteers, families or neighbours, the initiative helps clean up the environment and produce more scenic roadways as participants collect refuse and debris from the side of their “adopted” county road.
The involved groups sign a two-year agreement with the United Counties to pick up trash over a minimum two kilometres on a county road twice a year, usually in the spring and fall. In return, SDG erects a sign at each end of the adopted section with the group’s name, reminding motorists of their work for the good of community and environment. Participants also receive safety training vests, gloves and garbage bags, along with any necessary support to ensure preparation for the task.
Notes the upper tier municipal government in a press release touting the program: There is no cost to adopt a section of a County Road, the adoption process is simple, and everyone is approved!
Sign up details are available at www.sdgcounties.ca/adopt-a-road.
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