Tag: Adopt a Highway

Spring Cleaning: The Adopt-a-Highway Program Has Big Bear Openings

Big Bear Valley, CA, April 25, 2014 – Earth Day may be officially past, but the “Don’t Trash California” campaign is still on, reminding motorists along state highways to stash their trash. Caltrans District 8 has spent over $6 million so far in this fiscal year cleaning up over 7,200 highway lane miles in the Inland Empire. If the state highways could remain litter free, these funds could instead be spent on highway maintenance like pothole repair. Another incentive is avoiding the $1,000 fine for littering, which applies even to cigarette butts thrown out the window. Caltrans utilizes a variety of litter removal programs in San Bernardino county, including work release programs, one-day clean ups by local groups and agencies, and  Adopt-a-Highway. Big Bear residents can join the Adopt-A-Highway Program to maintain sections of roadway within our community. Besides beautifying the area and preventing plastics and other pollutants from entering our waterways, adopters will have their contributions recognized on a highway sign. Caltrans provides all supplies and safety training. Available adoption sites in the Big Bear area: ·         East bound 18 post mile 48.0 to 50.0- Mill Creek Road to Crane Drive ·         West bound 18 pm 50.0 to 48.0- Crane Drive to Mill Creek Road ·         West bound 18 pm 52.0 to 50.0- Stanfield Cutoff to Crane Drive ·         East bound 38 pm 40.0 to 42.0- Onyx Road to before Balky Horse Cyn Road ·         West bound...

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Caltrans District 8 Promotes “Don’t Trash California” Campaign

Inland Empire, CA, April 13, 2012, 3:00pm – In recognition of Earth Day, which is April 22nd, Caltrans is highlighting the “Don’t Trash California” campaign and asking for the public’s help to keep California highways clean and beautiful.  Caltrans District 8, that includes our mountain top community, encompasses over 7,200 lane miles throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties.  The Department utilizes many ways to fight litter on state highways including the Adopt-a-Highway and Probation Programs, one day clean ups by local agencies under permit, and Caltrans maintenance crews.  For fiscal year 2011/2012, District 8 has so far spent $1.27 million on litter removal.  And, Caltrans admits, those funds could have been spent on more important needs such as new pavement, pothole repairs, and roadside improvements.  To help, on Tuesday, April 17th, all District 8 maintenance crews, some Adopt-a-Highway members, and management staff will abate litter from 9:00 to 11:00 am on local state highways throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties.  Additionally, Caltrans is requesting more California residents participate in the Adopt-A-Highway Program.  You can make a difference by maintaining up to two-mile sections of roadside within California’s State Highway System.  In return, you get a freeway sign recognizing your contribution and the supplies to clean the highways at no cost.  In addition to helping to beautifying our roadways, participants also help to prevent potential pollutants from entering our waterways. ...

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Adopt-a-Highway Needs Volunteers For Highway 38 & 18

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