Friday, October 29, 2010

LLAA Participates in Adopt-A-Highway Program

On Saturday afternoon, Oct 16, 2010, LLAA cleaned the 7-mile stretch of County 20 that borders the East side of Long Lake as part of the Adopt-A-Highway Hubbard County program.  At this inaugural event, over 20 individuals turned out to help clean the road ditches.  Who could have believed that cleaning up road ditches was so much fun!  A passerby even stopped to give the team a special Thank You!  This will become an Annual Spring and Fall event designed to keep trash from our wonderful Long Lake and the fields, forests, and home yards surrounding it.

North end of the Adopt-A-Highway Program on County 20.
Special thanks go to ALL the TERRIFIC Volunteers who answered the calls in email and the Enterprise for hands, feet, and heart with the Adopt-A-Highway for County 20 and to the following individuals:  Lois & Fred Madsen for providing the "staging area" for the volunteers plus the fabulous pot luck picnic at their home following the cleanup, Bill Cowman who organized the 7-mile County 20 route into flexible sections for teams of volunteers, Jeff Bjorkman who provided the red "dump" truck and took all the trash to the Transfer Station before closing time, and Sharon Natzel for the refreshments at the starting point.
Report by Sharon Natzel
Photos by Sharon Natzel and Lois Madsen

Bill explaining the Adopt-A-Highway safety guidelines and the route.
Bending at the waist; getting exercise doing road cleanup.
Jeff & John. Can we get it all in and still get the cover down?
Halfway through the cleaning route.
South end of the Adopt-A-Highway Program on County 20.

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