With the approach of springtime and (hopefully) better weather, many 4-H groups will participate in Adopt-A-Highway projects. We want to encourage our volunteers and parents to address safety concerns when working on the roadsides. There are educational resources on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website that address safety issues. This includes information related to portable meth labs and other related hazardous materials that may be found along roadsides. While we’re not discouraging groups from roadside clean-up activities, we want to make sure participants are aware of hazardous materials and use safe practices.
I’d like to encourage clubs to register with the DOT for Adopt-A-Highway projects. Registered groups would receive updates and safety notices directly from the DOT.
From: Dale A. Leidheiser, State Program Director, 4-H Youth Development