Adopt-A-Highway Groups Help End Littering in Tennessee

Adopt-A-Highway groups throughout the state of Tennessee are an important tool to help end littering in Tennessee. Each October, we celebrate the anniversary of this program in our state.

These volunteer groups commit to clean up along their designated two-mile stretch of roadway at least 4 times per year. The Tennessee Department of Transportation supports its efforts with safety vests and pick-up materials as well as the proper disposal of collected litter.

Meet a few of the groups who are doing their part to keep our state clean and beautiful.

The Ford Retirees Club group has been cleaning up their stretch of Highway in Lenoir City since 2005. They are one of the longest-running Adopt-A-Highway groups.

Left to right is Bill Long, Bob Filip, Doug Carlson, Dick Caldwell, Larry Campbell and Bob Mezza. Picture was taken by Bruce Rein.

One of the newest groups to join the Adopt-A-Highway program here in Tennessee is American Legion Post 190 in Dunlap. They’re off to a great start and we look forward to seeing more photos of their cleanups.

Left to Right: Paul Spencer, Clint Huth, Vicki Patterson, Tom Egleston, Johnny Cordell

The Clarksville/Fort Campbell area is lucky to have a group called Team RWB which stands for Team Red, White & Blue. They work to enrich the lives of veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Thank you for your service!

These men are part of MPAC, the Memphis Partnerships Advocates for Community Development. MPAC is a broad-based community group in Memphis and Shelby County working toward housing solutions and community-based initiatives. And they participate in Adopt-A-Highway too! Their route is along Highway 64.

Would you like your Adopt-A-Highway Group to be featured on our website or social channels? Email photos of a recent group cleanup to the Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator Brittany Morris for the opportunity to be featured.

There are more than 225 groups around the state and we have room for more!

If you have a group interested in a great outdoor activity that really helps your community, check out how to become an Adopt-A-Highway group in Tennessee.

It’s a simple process to get the application rolling.

Join the movement to help end littering in Tennessee.

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