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CBE Adopt-a-Highway

03/14/2021 10:14:59 AM

Mar14

Ofer Tal

As part of our commitment to contribute to the larger Evergreen/Conifer community, CBE has chosen to participate in the Adopt-A-Highway project.

What is Adopt-A-Highway?
Roadside litter is an eye sore and costs millions of dollars annually to control. Often, it is impossible to keep up with the trash that thoughtless people have dumped on us. Colorado and our mountain community can use our help!!
Adopt-A-Highway is a roadside trash collection initiative that CBE will be organizing and we offer you the opportunity to clean our neighborhood while having fun, socializing and being safe.

Is CODT (Colorado Department of Transportation) involved?
Yes. This effort is supported by CODT. CODT will provide a sign crediting CBE for volunteering on the adopted section of the highway (a 3 mile stretch of S. Blue Creek Road in Conifer). CODT will also provide litter bags, orange safety vests, safety signs and will haul the litter bags away after our CBE team places the full bags at the edge of the highway.

When is the cleanup event?
The first CBE cleanup event will be held on Sunday April 11th, 2021 from 9am until about 12pm 

Where is CBE’s adopted highway?
The highway CBE was offered and accepted to adopt is S. Blue Creek Rd in Conifer (see map below), a 3 miles stretch between Highway 73 and S Brook Forest Road) .

Where will we meet?
We will begin the cleanup at the intersection of Blue Creek Road and S Brook Forest Road.
You can drop your party there. Parking is available at the Maxwell Falls Lower Trail parking lot (there are 3 different areas to park). It is about 1 mile away from the starting point. We will bring you from the parking to the starting point.
At the end, we will drive you back to the parking lot to get your vehicle.

How do I get involved?
Simply fill out the Registration Form and we will send you updates and reminders about the event. And don’t forget to mark it in your calendar!

Will there be food & water?
We will bring some water with us. We recommend you bring your own food and water for your group.

Who will collect the trash?
We will, collectively. We will collect the trash and place it in the provided bags. Once we are done, CDOT will be notified where the bags are and will collect them for final disposal.

What should I wear?
We recommend long pants and long sleeves to cover yourself from any hazard that might be on the side of the road. We also recommend closed toe shoes, hat and sunscreen.

How will we be kept safe while collecting trash?
All participants are required to wear the safety vests provided by CDOT. In addition, we will have people placed in front of the group on both sides to alert oncoming traffic to slow down and be aware of people on the side of the road.

Can I bring my children?
Absolutely! As long as they can carry themselves or you will be carrying them.

Can I bring my dog?
We request that you do not bring your dog. This is for safety reasons as we will be walking alongside an active highway.

Who can I contact if I have further questions?
You can reach us at cbeoffice@bethevergreen.org for any questions you might have.

Mon, April 12 2021 30 Nisan 5781