- Published: 21 June 2009
On Saturday, OFCC members conducted the first litter pick-up along our assigned stretch of highway for the Ohio Department of Transportation Adopt-a-highway litter control program. This program provides an opportunity for individuals and groups concerned about the environment to take an active role in preserving and protecting Ohio's natural beauty.
The morning started with a light rain, but it stopped before the scheduled start time. For the next six hours, OFCC vice-president Bryan Torok, Secretary/Treasurer Daniel White, Jeff Asbury, Mark Rodgers, Sara Torok, and Becky Wendt worked a two mile stretch of the eastbound lanes of I-90 between Rt. 83 and the Cuyahoga County line picking up twenty-two bags of garbage. The most common items were beverage cups, cans, beer bottles, and plastic bags. Another pickup will be scheduled to do the westbound side.
OFCC would like to thank those members who turned out for this first pick-up, and we hope to have more for the next one. Program participants are required to sign a release form prior to participation, and we will be conducting another sign-up at the Party in the Park picnic.