SCDOT announces Charleston County's 2013 Outstanding Adopt-A-Highway Group

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced that the James Island Pride Adopt-A-Highway group has been named the 2013 Outstanding Adopt-A-Highway Group of the Year for Charleston County.

During 2013, the James Island Pride group removed over 1,200 pounds of litter from Dills Bluff and Harborview Roads on James Island.

“The James Island Pride Adopt-A-Highway group is the most enthusiastic and dedicated bunch of folks you will find anywhere. They take pride in the scenic area of the state they live in and promote interest in Adopt-A-Highway cleanups,” said Angela Crouch, Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator.

The James Island Pride Adopt-A-Highway group conducted 4 major cleanups during the year. In addition, the group held a cleanup for Dock Street Park on James Island and cleaned the marsh on Dills Bluff Road. They also provided an e-waste collection site at the Town of James Island office.

The James Island Pride group is making a difference and the community has noticed. The group was able to solicit involvement from area restaurants Smokey Oak, Paisano's Pizza and Home Team BBQ to provide lunch after cleanups.

James Island Pride has been involved in litter abatement work for many years.

The organization is among nearly 50 Adopt-A-Highway groups from across the state that will be recognized by SCDOT's local maintenance offices and county Adopt-A-Highway coordinators for outstanding service to the program.

SCDOT will honor the groups, including James Island Pride, and announced the seven district winners and one state winner during the annual Adopt-A-Highway Awards Ceremony that will be held in Columbia this spring.

In Charleston County, the Adopt-A-Highway program is coordinated by Community Pride, Inc. of Charleston County, an organization sponsored by the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service.

For more information on the on Adopt-A-Highway program in Charleston County, Contact Angela Crouch:

•by phone at (843) 722-5940 extension 112 •by e-mail at acrouch@clemson.edu •or visit CommunityPrideInc.com/AdoptAHighway.

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