NCDOT Adopt-A-Highway Group Adopts Stretch of N.C. 65 in Honor of Fallen Volunteer Fireman in Forsyth County
(AAH) group "FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MATTHEW JACKSON" will hold their first litter cleanup Thursday, July 17 along N.C. 65 from the Rural Hall Fire Station to U.S. 52 in Winston-Salem.
Matthew Jackson was a 26-year-old 911 telecommunicator for Forsyth County Fire and EMS and Volunteer Fireman with the Rural Hall Fire Department until his sudden death on June 5, 2013. He had a passion for helping others. At the age of 16, Matthew was the youngest person North Carolina to become a certified EMT. He was a junior firefighter in high school where he was Junior Fireman of the Year in 2003. Signs will be erected at the beginning and end of this memorial route with his honor.
The AAH group's message to everyone traveling along the state's roadways is, "Keep our state beautiful by not littering."
NCDOT has administered the AAH program since 1988. There are approximately 100,000 volunteers that comprise some 6,000 AAH groups statewide. They have collectively adopted 12,000 roadway miles, picking up more than 3.5 million pounds of roadside litter annually.
For more information about the AAH Program, visit the Adopt-A-Highway website
at or call 1-800-331-5864. Ellen Brown serves as the Forsyth County AAH Coordinator and can be reached at 336-896-2350.