4-H and Drug-Free Coalition adopt 2-mile section of Route 31

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 February 2017 at 2:34 pm

KNOWLESVILLE – Two groups have joined to adopt a 2.1-mile stretch of Route 31 from Long Bridge Road to Snell Road.

The 4-H Senior Council at the Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Orleans United Drug-Free Coalition pursued the project after several youths said they were concerned about litter along the roadway and wanted to beautify their community, said Patricia Crowley, the Drug-Free Coalition coordinator.

“Eliminating toxic debris allows plants and wildlife to thrive on land and in water without harm,” Crowley said in an email today. “Federal studies have found an average two-mile stretch of highway can contain roughly 32,000 pieces of litter.”

The 4-H group and DFC members are committed to collecting litter at least four times a year. They welcome some help from adults in the effort, Crowley said.

There will be an Adopt-A-Highway safety training session at 7 p.m. on March 20 at the 4-H Fairgrounds. For additional information, contact Crowley at pcrowley@gcasa.org.

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