In 2018, the Clinton County Democratic Committee agreed to participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The CCDC adopted the Island Road (State Route 10002) in Lock Haven and Castanea Township, from segment 0010 offset 0000 to segment 0040 offset 1278. Blue adoption recognition signs flank the section.
The first cleanup event was held in March 2019, when 18 Clinton County Democrats came together to volunteer. The CCDC continues to hold two cleanups each year — one in the Spring and one in the Fall.
Prior to starting, volunteers typically meet at Memorial Park, where they are treated to doughnuts. After a brief safety talk and being provided gloves and orange vests provided by PennDOT, volunteers split into two groups. One group walks from Memorial Park to the Constitution Bridge and back, while the second group walks from Memorial Park to the second bridge on Island Road and back.
“Our Party is passionate about serving people, particularly the most vulnerable, and protecting the environment is a part of that. Participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program is a way that we can give back to our community while also showing that we care about the environment,” said CCDC Chairman Bill Mincer. “These simple roadside cleanups are also a great way for Democrats to come together, get to know each other and build camaraderie.”
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Watch these safety videos required by PennDOT.
For more information about PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program, visit adoptahighway.penndot.gov. All volunteer participants are required to watch a series of short safety videos prior to participation.