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Adopt a Highway
Volunteers helping with the Adopt a Highway program pick up 826,000 pounds, more than 100 dump truck loads, of litter annually saving the state an estimated $6 million, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
In southeastern Minnesota, 620 organizations, families and individuals are active in cleaning up litter in the 11 counties, including Winona County, that comprise MnDOT District 6.
The Adopt a Highway program is staffed by more than 49,000 volunteers representing businesses, non-profits, families and individuals who are helping to clean up more than 11,000 miles of Minnesota’s highways. The program saw an increase of 12 volunteers groups and more than 120 volunteers in 2013.