20th Anniversary Celebration Adopt-A-Highway Program


WHAT: Local volunteers, Delaware Governor Jack Markell and Secretary of Transportation Carolann Wicks will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. Governor Markell with recognize fifteen distinguished AAH volunteers, as well as 11 volunteer groups that have been with the program for 20 years.

The event will include comments by Governor Markell and Secretary Wicks, the distribution of awards to four high achieving groups, as well as the unveiling of a special sign recognizing the 20-year participants.

WHEN & WHERE: 2:00 p.m. sharp, Monday, April 19, at the Wilmington Office of the Division of Motor Vehicles, located off of Rt. 13, 2230 Hessler Road, Wilmington.

BACKGROUND: DelDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway Program began on April 25, 1990 with just a few volunteers and has grown to more than 800 volunteers today. Volunteers agree to clean a two-mile stretch of state-owned roadway at least three times per year, or as frequently as needed, and volunteers complete a one page activity report following each cleanup. Two signs posted at the beginning and end of their adopted stretch to promote their group’s involvement with the program to the general public.

OFFICIALS TO BE PRESENT: Governor Jack Markell, Secretary of Transportation Carolann Wicks, Award Winning Adopt-A-Highway volunteers.