King County Roads Celebrates Earth Day Early with a Roadway Cleanup

The 46th anniversary of Earth Day is April 22. Over one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

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King County Road Services employees participating in an Adopt-A-Road litter clean up project along SE Lake Holm Road on April 2, 2016.

The King County Road Services Adopt-A-Road Program celebrates Earth Day during the entire month of April. This year, in honor of Earth Day, the Adopt-A-Road Program selected the western-most portion of SE Lake Holm Road, from Auburn Black Diamond Road to 130th Avenue SE to have large scale litter and garbage removal performed. Due to the curvy geography of SE Lake Holm Road it had to be completely closed to traffic to allow volunteers to safely clean it.

 

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Volunteers picking up litter along SE Lake Holm Road on April 2, 2016.

Over the course of four sunshine-filled morning hours on April 2, Adopt-A-Road volunteers, including 20 energetic citizens from the Lake Holm community and a large group of King County Roads employees and their spouses worked in partnership to remove upwards of 30 bags of garbage from the roadway. They also removed a 100 lb. roll of carpet and numerous discarded auto parts. The group all agreed that not only did their work result in a beautified road corridor, but it also increased community connections through stewardship.

Click here to find out more about the King County Road Services Adopt-A-Road Program.