Volunteers tackle roadside trash with Adopt-A-Highway program

The volunteer team for the summer cleaning up event: Standing – Logan Lovall, Deb Diepenhorst – Cannon Township Clerk, Brandon Sinclair, Vanessa Kroepsch, Second row – Diane Jones – Kent County Commissioner, John Jones, Beckett Vigh. Photo credit to Julie Lovelace who was also a cleanup volunteer.

On Saturday, July 13th a team of volunteers cleaned four miles of highway off Belding Road starting at Egypt Valley (both sides of the highway for two miles) for just over two hours and twelve bags of trash in Cannon Township. Cleaning up trash on the side of the road happens three times a year in the spring, summer and fall.

If you are interested in adopting a highway for cleaning it up, contact MDOT at 616-464-1800. MDOT provides the safety vest, trash bags, safety rules card and safety video.