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October 24, 2013

Volunteers Collect Litter along Adopted Section of Solomons Island Road

by Martha
Staff and volunteers cleaning up Solomon Island Road

Staff and volunteers cleaning up Solomon Island Road

MET seeks participants for future clean-ups

Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) staff and volunteers collected nine bags of trash and two bags of recyclables along a section of Solomons Island Road in southern Anne Arundel County last Friday. MET adopted the nearly one-mile stretch of scenic byway and has pledged to keep it  litter-free.

“We are happy to take a few hours out of our day to help keep Maryland’s highways beautiful,” said MET Director Liz Buxton. “We encourage anyone looking to get outside, get some fresh air and help keep our lands and waterways clean, to join us for upcoming outings.” 

MET is currently seeking volunteers to take part in future Adopt a Highway clean-ups along Solomon Island Road. For more information or to signup, please contact Wendy Stringfellow at wstringfellow@dnr.state.md.us. MET will provide training, gloves, vests and bags.

The Keep Maryland Beautiful campaign was established by MET and the Maryland State Highway Administration as a roadside clean-up campaign. The initiative has developed into an annual grant program that helps volunteer-based, nonprofit groups and communities develop environmental education projects and solve natural resource issues.

MET currently holds more than 1,050 easements totaling more than 129,000 acres in Maryland. Governed by a citizen board of trustees, MET is affiliated with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and promotes the permanent protection of land through its Conservation Easement, Stewardship and Land Trust Assistance Programs. For more information, visit dnr.maryland.gov/met.

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