A big "Thank You" to our Volunteer Groups!
WSDOT is proud of the groups that have taken their time to pick up litter and keep Washington clean.
Litter Crews Ahead
Community United Methodist Church takes part in Adopt-a-Highway During their first clean up, the church group picked up 98 bags of litter in their three-mile section of highway. Even though they had picked up 98 bags, their whole section of highway wasn’t completely clean. They finished completing the clean up this last time they went out and picked up 40 more bags of litter. Learn more about this group at their Facebook page...
The Rotary Club of Walla Walla is the first group to complete all four pick-ups this year in a four county area: Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin. In fact they went the extra mile and have done five pick-ups! They adopted SR 12, MP 337 to 339 in 2009. They have contributed over 242 hours of labor and filling 325 litterbags.
NPLD Litter Pickers: Back row, (L-R): Harry Millan, Kristyn Loving, Daren Sachet, Peter Paul and Pete Sabin Second row, (L-R): Jean Millan, Mindy Garvin, Sherry Paul, Amy Mann, Diane Sabin Kneeling, (L-R): Joan Hays, Crow Vecchio NPLD Litter Pickers, made sort work of litter along SR 706, between MP 2-4 .
The Genes: Gene Wiggelsworth in front, kneeling. 2nd row (L-R) Grace Teigen (scarf), Carol Ghaffari (black vest), Joe Gaffari (red sweater) 3rd row (L-R)sPaul Dickson (tan shirt), Carol Dickson (hiding behind Grace), Rex Silvernail (white shirt), Lise Driggers (red shirt) Back row (L-R) Matt Driggers (stripes) Dennis Wieder (red shirt) Donna Wieder (black shirt, behind Rex and Joe) Not pictured: Nick McCutchen.
They adopted SR 14 in 2007 from MP .4 - 2.4. The group just finished a 3-day pick and filled a 100 bags!
Outkast Alliance: (Front L-R) Robert and Renee Stephenson (Back L-R) Brock Gudgeon, Damian McDonnel, Lynette Korfanta, Brent Perkins, Kathy Perkins, Merwyn Sargent, Dale Block
Port of Tacoma and ILWU Locals 22 & 23 (Front L-R) Brenda Smith, Evette Mason, Bruce Koch, Dorcus Nepple, John Lacroix, Brittany Lacroix, Joyce Fultz (Back L-R) Scott Smith, Mike Kisak, Mark Beckham, Kevin Zinski, Jan Anderson,Skip Anderson. Chris Rawls. Taking the picture Mick Klase. They adopted SR 509, MP 1.87 to 3.88.
Seattle HOGS From left to right: Michelle Burton, Errol Bouchard, Tom Evenson, Michael Moore, Mikio Noguchi, Nance Moore, Wayne Yancey, Frances Yancey, Greg Streib, Jack Raymond & Amber and Bob Haefs.They adopted the I-405 Interchange.
ABATE of Washington, Tacoma Chapter The group started in 1996 and adopted SR 7, MP 42-22.
Burlington-Edison High School Interact Club (High School offshoot of Rotary International) - (left to right) Ethan O'Dell, Anthony Sackman, Andrew Pack, McKenzie Templeton, Morgan Leven, and Paul Pihl the faculty advisory. Photo was taken by Steve Gates, group leader from Burlington Rotary Club. Steve lives nearby and notice the last group's sign came down. He thought this would be a good community service project for the newly formed group. They adopted SR 11, MP 0 to 2.
USS Antares - Starfleet International (left to right) Tom King, De Miner, Patrick McAndrew, Lea Morgan, Allison Knopp, Laura Bogart, Hope Bogart They adopted I-82 at MP 107 - 109. "The interest in the program sparked from one of our members to develop new and exciting ways to help out the community. We decided overwhelmingly to be part of the program since we felt we would want to participate for a long time."
Husky Trucks LLC: (left to right) Spencer, Ernie, Jon, Elaine, Troy, Priscilla, Mike, Iva. Taking the picture is Matt. They adopted the interchange on SR 509 at MP 25. “We got involved as a business who supports the transportation industry. Without roads we wouldn’t be selling, repairing or leasing trucks.” -Matt
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park: (Back Row from L to R) Nancy Bagley, Steve Bagley, Julie Snowden, Rich Sartor, Earle Blomberg, (Front Row) Chip Heinz, Bucky - our litter patrol mascot (again, he's the old worn out mounted beaver with an artificial tail, pronghorn antelope horns, fake leopard-skin jacket, safety vest and hard hat...he shows up in each group photo when we head out to pick up litter.) They adopted SR 161, Mile Post 7 -9.5.
Christian Faith Center : (1st Row L to R)Linda Ventoza, Joanne Stauffer, Gail Warner, Leanne Rockwell, Mario Rosenbaum. (2nd Row) Larry Fischer, Clayton Emerich, Matt Cope. (3rd Row) Charlotte Jennings, Bob Jennings, Steve Brown, Julia Ramos. (Back Row) Ryan Werry, Robert Rockwell. They adopted the I-5/SR 18 Interchange.
Country Chiropractic Clinic: (top row from L to R) Noah Danielson, Don Danielson, Richard Krauss, Andrew Treadway, Brandon Danielson. (bottom row from L to R) Patrick Custance, Dr. Nick Martin, Gene Morelan, Allison Morelan, Vicki Baumgardner, Dominic D'Agastino, Dr. Avery Martin, Dale Baumgardner. Not pictured is Dr. Nathan Martin. They adopted SR 9 that runs through Clear Lake, Mile Post 52-54.
Olympic Fly Fishers: They adopted SR 113 (Burnt Mountain Road) bordering Beaver Lake in Clallam County
Pacific Northwest Ilocandia Association: (Top Photo L to R) Maryann Mugas, Tita Nartea, Suzie Meria, Ann Padaca, Olive Quitevis, Necie Quilpa, Cindy Angeles and Evelyn Cu.(Bottom Photo: Sitting L to R) Robert Yago, Rogelio Padaca and Conrad Echon; (Standing L to R) Robert Meria, Mel Angeles, Quentin Mugas, Ed Tacardon, Sal Quitevis, Rudy Nartea, Hermi Cu and Zaldy Quilpa. They adopted SR 300 at Mile Post 0 to 1.5 at Belfair State Park in Mason County.
Masons of Whatcom County: They adopted I-5 from Mile Post 258-260.
Skamania Litter Pickers - Skamania Lodge: From L to R Gloria Stephenson, Scott Kidner, Kay Crisman, Crystal Saunders, Ashley Spiering, Brandy Kerr, Julie Lee, Cathleen Smith, Diane Frazier, Tammara Tippel, Myla Shaffer, Patrick Cameron and Miriam Hays. They adopted SR 14 from Mile Post 41.55 to 43.90 at the Bridge of the Gods to Rock Creek at the west end of Stevenson.
Walla Walla Elks Lodge #287 From Left to Right: Tim Stewart, Phil George, Jim Oakley, Doug McMasters, Cathy Stewart, Kim Wade, Larry Cunningtion, Dan Seese, Noelle Pemberton, Patsy Heimgartner. Not pictured Greg Heimgartner. They adopted SR 12 between Mile Post 333-335.
Bill Riley Communities Back row: Casey Owens, Carolyn Cooke, Suzanne Richardson, Cory Bone, Linda Hartley, Margaret Mendoza, Lori Morrison, Merritt Riley and Bill Riley Front row: Althea Riley and Mike Bauer. Bill Riley Communities Litter Crew has participated in the Adopt-a-Highway program since April 2005. They adopted SR 512 from Canyon Road to 94th Avenue. Mile Post 6 to 8.
The United States Army Warrant Officers Association, Northwest Chapter, picks up litter along I-5 in Tacoma.
First Presbyterian Church of Wenatchee poses for a group picture along US 97 on Blewett Pass.
Ladies & Men's Golf Clubs, Lakeland Village: R to L Gordon Carpenter, Barbara McLaughlin, Del Morton, Sue and Barry Patton. Adopted SR 3 at Mile Post 23 to 25, near Belfair.
U District Rotary Club members picked up 24 bags of trash which equaled about 960 lbs of litter. The U District Rotary club has been Adopt-a-Highway members since 1991. They pick up litter on I-5 mp 169-170.
Sinclair Inlet volunteers pose in front of the dumpster full of litter they collected along SR 395 MP 222-224 in Bremerton, WA.
Cascade Unitarian Fellowship prepare to pick up litter along SR 28 from MP 8 to 10 near Wenatchee.
Cascade Unitarian Fellowship pose for the camera while picking up litter along SR 28 near Wenatchee.
Phoenix Landscape Maintenance have adopted this stretch on I-405 northbound between Coal Creek Pkwy and I-90.
Chuck Williams Seattle Hog Chapter Left to Right - Noel Hoff, Christi Milligan, Cher Moffit. Back Row - Jim Moffit, TK Moffit.
Washington State Department of Information Services (DIS) volunteers before picking up litter along I-5 at MP 109 - 107.75. Left to Right - Karath Frederickson, Cheryl Miller, Bill Gilmore, Melinda Scharf, Laura Parma, Carol Skinner, Michael Marusich, Donna Walter, Ron Williamson, Mo West, Gary Robinson and Steve Bourque, Director.
Mt. Vernon Moose Lodge #1640 , Started in the Adopt-a-Highway program on February 3, 2005. They first had a section on SR 538 / College Way and then moved to SR 536 / Memorial Hwy in West Mt. Vernon. They cover MP 2.0 Bennett Rd. to MP 4.10 Mt. Vernon city limits. They are known as the River Lodge, the outside deck of their lodge overhangs the river at the south end of the downtown.
The Paul Trainer Family Paul and Kay Trainer have been steadily picking since June 1995 on SR 261 MP 25-27.
Solutions Northwest , at SR 101 MP 360.5 - 362.1. They have been volunteers since February 2003 in the Steamboat Island Area.
Golden State Foods Foundation - L to R Kate James, Kim Paulsen, Donna Tietjens, Cindy Sankey, Jeff Steiner, John Gelmini and kneeling: Chad Hopkins, Brandon Wilson. They adopted SR 410/SR 167 Interchange.
The Schoenleber Family Sonja Schoenleber posed for a picture where their family picks up litter.
Bangor Health Clinic Group pick up along SR 104, MP 15.454 to 17 and have been a member of the Adopt a Highway program since 2001.
NAS Whidbey Island volunteers pose for picture after picking up litter along SR 20 near Deception Pass. Front Row: Robert Richey, Fredrico Cedillo, Gabriel Shaw, Ursala Sheikh, Gener DeleonMiddle Row: Darrell Malone, Felicia St. Onge, Tania Matlack, Roscoe Lombardino, Michael McCutcheon, Samnang Loeum, Seng Rathsabanhdith Back Row: Nicholas St. Onge, John Schermer, Loran Thompson, Eric Painter, Geoffrey Thompson, Andrew FriedmanPhoto by: Ken White
Soroptimist International of Sedro-Woolley , SR 9 (MP59-61). They have been picking up litter since April 1996.
Ladies of the Beach, meet every Monday at 9 am rain or shine all year long. They walk along SR 525 picking up litter. They started in 1993.
Zonta of South Puget Sound pick up Northbound I-5 MP 113 to MP 115. (Meridian Undercrossing to Nisqually River Bridge). Participants are June and Ginny Miller, Theresa Kistler, Linda Polzin, Kristina Anderson, Joyce Duerfeldt. Not pictured are, Phillip Wayt, Sharon McAllister, Billie Wayt, Marilyn
Coupeville Lions Club They have been taking care of a section of SR 20 on Whidbey Island from Terry Rd. to MP 23 in the Coupeville area since May 2, 1992.Pictured : Roger Sherman, Jim Phay, Marsha Phay, Dale Riddle, Mel Rogers, Dianna Rogers, Joe Hillers, Via Sherman, John Purcell, John Roomes, Ron Boyer, Ed Walker, Joe Walck, Dick Eisenberry, Al Sherman, Sandy Leake, Gary Leake, William Roberts, Paddy Roberts, Karen Fletcher, David Fish, John Kohlman and Bob Johnson.