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posted: 1/22/2014 5:39 PM

Enroll in adopt-a-highway program:

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Open enrollment for the Lake County Division of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway ends Jan. 31. For more than 20 years, the program has contributed to a cleaner environment, provided a valuable public service and promoted civic responsibility. Volunteers cleared 250,000 pounds of trash from the roadway last year by picking up glass bottles, aluminum cans, plastic bags and other debris. Groups commit to cleaning up their adopted section of road twice a year and are recognized for their work with a commemorative sign bearing their name that is placed on the roadway. The division of transportation provides each group with high-visibility safety vests, trash bags and safety information before dispatching volunteers to remove litter from highways and bike paths. For information, and to see which highways are available, call (847) 377-7472 or visit the Adpot-A-Highway website.

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