"The Natural State" … We can all be proud of this well-deserved name. Your organization or civic group can help ensure we live up to that name by participating in the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department's Adopt A Highway program. This program provides concerned groups the opportunity to perform a worthwhile community service that enhances our state's image and natural beauty.
The Adopt A Highway program allows volunteer groups to adopt a section of state highway for the purpose of litter control. The object of the program is to increase public awareness of the monumental task of managing Arkansas' rights-of-way and to promote public involvement. With more than 100,000 acres of right-of-way to maintain along the 16,367-mile State Highway System, litter has become a major problem. Not only does it detract from our State's natural beauty, it costs Arkansas taxpayers over $3.8 million annually to pick up. The Adopt-A- Highway program provides a mechanism for concerned citizens to address this problem and become personally involved in improving our environment.
To learn more about the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department's Adopt A Highway program, please call 501-569-2630 or e-mail the Department at Info@ArkansasHighways.Com.