RALEIGH -This week marks the opening of the 2014 North Carolina State Fair and holding with tradition, the N.C. Department of Transportation's Roadside Environmental Unit will once again host a booth. From Oct. 16-26, the REU booth will hand out materials to educate visitors about its many programs including Adopt-A-Highway, Swat-A-Litterbug, NCDOT's Wildflower Program, Scenic Byways, Rest Areas and more. This year, the booth's focus will be emphasizing litter prevention programs.
Located at the Flower Show, near the Village of Yesteryear, the REU booth showcases some notable displays that inform the public about the environmental importance of the unit and its projects along the nearly 79,000 miles of state-maintained highways. Fairgoers are encouraged to stop by and learn about the state's litter prevention initiatives.
A variety of free items are available to visitors, including highway maps, stickers and education materials, in addition to other promotional items awarded in recognition of donations to the NCDOT Litter Prevention Program.
"The Adopt-A-Highway program saves North Carolinians money," said Mike Causey, the Adopt-A-Highway and Outreach Coordinator for NCDOT's Office of Beautification. "We want to thank all of our volunteers for their litter prevention and cleanup efforts which directly benefit their respective communities and the state. Their roadside cleanup efforts beautify our highways and give a better first impression to visitors and tourists."
Visit the Roadside Environmental Unit's website for more information on its litter prevention programs.
Wildflowers made possible by the efforts of the Roadside Environmental Unit.