Friday, June 28, 2013
Contact: Media Relations Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson
Phone: (619) 688-6670
Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway Beautification At Fuerte Drive Park and Ride
SAN DIEGO – The Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway program has partnered with the Grossmont Mount Helix Improvement Association (GMIA) to kickoff a pilot beautification program at the eastbound Interstate 8 /Fuerte Drive Park & Ride with a planting party on Saturday.
The GMIA is the first community group to adopt a Park & Ride and members will meet on Saturday to plant more than 30 red trumpet vines. Working closely with Caltrans Landscaping staff to create a beautification plan, the group hired a contractor to trim the palm trees last week and has plans to lay mulch inside the Park & Ride in mid July.
“This pilot project will demonstrate what we can accomplish by joining our efforts as a community and working together,” said Adopt-A Highway Coordinator Jose Estrada. “Expanding the Adopt-A-Highway Program to include Park & Rides gives people another way to help make a difference.”
The Adopt-A-Highway program provides an avenue to individuals, groups or businesses to help maintain stretches of state highways, on- and off-ramps as well as Park & Rides for litter cleanup, vegetation control, shrub and wildflower plantings, or graffiti removal.
Groups have the option to participate as volunteers or to hire a maintenance service provider to perform the work on their behalf. Typically, permits are issued for five-year periods, but one-day adoptions are also available.
For more information, please contact Jose Estrada at (619) 688-3327 or go to the Caltrans Adopt-A-Highway link at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/aah/adoptahighwaysd.htm
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