Giving Back to the Eagan Community
Nine employees from John Henry Foster volunteered their time to clean up the streets of Eagan. Each year, a group of volunteers take the time to invest in their community and keep the nearby streets clean and free of garbage.
How it works:
- Community groups, churches, individuals or businesses adopt a highway by picking up litter on both sides of a road at least two times per year for at least two years.
According to LitterItCostsYou.Org, over $11 billion dollars is spent every year to clean up litter and 50% of littered items are cigarette butts. Cigarettes can take more than 10 years to disintegrate. But the most common object found during litter clean-up is fast food litter.
Employees were happy to volunteer their time and clean up the streets. Employees look forward to doing this again in the fall.
“It was nice knowing that I was doing something good for the neighborhood,” said Bob Quick, Service Coordinator, “And of course the nice sunshine.”
Benefits of volunteering:
- Keeps roadsides beautiful and free of litter
- Public service project for groups and families
- Shows that Minnesotans care about their state
- Saves taxpayers money
Some facts about Adopt-a-Highway program:
- More than 3,500 groups participate
- Millions of dollars realized in benefits each year
- 700+ segments of state roadways available for adoption
- Some groups have been volunteering since adopt-a-highway began in 1990