Keeping Our Backyard Clean

June 7th, 2011

The Joggins Fossil Institute is participating in the provincial “Adopt-a-Highway” program and has elected to look after a section of Route 242 called the “Maccan Woods”. The section begins at civic number 4486 in Maccan and extends 5kms westward until just before the Lower Maccan Road. The first cleanup will take place Friday, June 10th starting at 7am.

The application to participate in this program is valid for 3 years on the basis that the Joggins Fossil Institute conducts biannual cleanups along the section in the spring and fall. The River Hebert/Parrsboro Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Depot will supply the cleanup team with safety vests, garbage bags, and safety signage for the cleanup once a permit has been secured. Following the first cleanup, the Depot will erect signage to say that the Joggins Fossil Institute has adopted this section highway. “No littering” signs will also be erected along the highway.

Although no amount of litter is acceptable, this section of Route 242 appears to attract more than its fair share of waste. The JFI believes that by participating in the “Adopt-a-Highway” program, we can help to keep part of Route 242 clean which will benefit the community and instil a sense of pride for its residents.

For more information about the “Adopt-a-Highway” program, please visit http://www.gov.ns.ca/agri/wi/projects/adopt.shtml