Curry Democrats Adopt a Highway
In 2010 the Democrats of Curry County “adopted” a mile of 101 in Curry County between mile markers 347 and 348. It’s now our responsibility to keep “our” mile of Highway 101 free of litter by clean both sides of the highway at least twice per year.
The Adopt-a-Highway program, also known as Sponsor-a-Highway in some areas is a promotional campaign undertaken by U.S. states, Provinces and Territories of Canada and national governments outside North America to encourage volunteers to keep a section of a highway free from litter. In exchange for regular litter removal an organization (such as Cub Scouts, or Knights of Columbus, for example) is allowed to have their name posted on a sign in the section of the highways they maintain.
The program originated in the 1980s when James Evans, an engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation, saw debris flying out of a pickup truck bed. Litter cleanup by the city was expensive, so Evans sought the help of local groups to sponsor the cleaning of sections of the highway.