Soldiers with the 787th Military Police Battalion conducted clean up for a battalion-sponsored 1 mile stretch of highway from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 29. More than 40 bags of trash and debris were collected during the cleanup. Officials said the event enhances camaraderie while helping the environment around Fort Leonard Wood and the community.
Missouri’s Adopt-A-Highway program began in 1987 with volunteers coming together across the state to help keep Missouri roads clean. Currently, more than 5,300 groups and 50,000 volunteers participate in the program. More than 6,400 miles of roadway have been adopted.
The Missouri Department of Transportation estimate adopters perform about $1 million a year in letter cleanup.