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JEFFERSON CITY – Mid-Missouri highways got a great spring cleaning this year, as a result of the annual No MOre Trash! Bash event held in April. The Missouri Department of Transportation recently released statistics for across the state, showing over 128,000 bags of litter collected statewide and over 16,000 bags in Central Missouri alone.
Adopt-A-Highway volunteers were a big part of the Trash Bash’s success. Adopter groups in Central Missouri picked up over 3,600 bags of litter, which is more than any other MoDOT district in the state. Their dedication and responsibility has a big impact not just for MoDOT, but for everyone who travels on Missouri roadways.
“The No MOre Trash! Bash is a great way to clean up Missouri while educating the public about the negative impact litter has on our environment,” said Carol Pleus, MoDOT Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator for mid-Missouri. “We are grateful for the work these volunteers do, because for every state-maintained mile that’s mowed, landscaped, or kept litter-free, MoDOT can devote more resources to other critical areas.”
The No More Trash! Bash is a litter prevention campaign launched by the Missouri Departments of Transportation and Conservation to encourage Missourians to help Missouri become a litter-free state. MoDOT crews,
Adopt-A-Highway volunteers, Department of Conservation staff, and Stream Teams focus their efforts during the Trash Bash to make our roadsides cleaner and more attractive.
For more information about litter prevention, log onto www.NoMOreTrash.org. To learn more about the MoDOT Adopt-A-Highway program in central Missouri or to join the program, call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or log onto www.modot.org/central.