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ODOT recognizes local company's litter prevention efforts

The Ohio Department of Transportation District 7 would like to recognize Transportation Research Center (TRC) for two decades of service with the Adopt-A-Highway program. TRC has been picking up litter along a two-mile stretch of Route 33 in Logan County for 20 years.

Dan Bobb signed the group up in 1993. Bobb has since retired, but his co-workers continue to keep that stretch of Route clean. Litter pick-ups take place twice a year and TRC President Rick Gildow has been involved in every one.

The group normally consists of about eighteen volunteers who work for two to three hours.  They collect about fifty large bags of litter which mostly consists of cans and diapers. The oddest item they found was an employee’s watch. That employee had lost his watch during a car accident at that location several years earlier. He actually found his own watch during one of the clean ups!

ODOT District 7 expresses its sincere gratitude and appreciation for the Transportation Research Center’s service and dedication. The district appreciates all of the Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who have maintained their adopted roadsides.

Groups interested in adopting a highway may find information about the program on District 7’s website, http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D07/adoptahighway. Groups may also contact District 7’s Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator Joyce Wolfe at joyce.wolfe@dot.state.oh.us or by calling (937) 497-6801.

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