Exchange student helps Rotarians with highway clean up

Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2002

For those clubs, organizations and businesses who belong to the Adopt a Highway program, the coming of fall means another trip with trash bags along their favorite mile of local highway.

"For us it's a fun mile as I see it. It's a chance for us to get together for some fellowship with our fellow Rotarians and meet our commitment of cleaning up this mile of highway three times a year," said Ed Krohn, president of the Soldotna Rotary Club.

The down side of the program, according to Krohn, is dealing with the type of trash they find along the side of the road, "It's the kind of stuff we find, things that people shouldn't throw out, but do throw it out, things that people can easily just leave in their car and take care of it at home, it's just hard to understand why they throw it out," said Krohn.

Some club members commented that there did seem to be less trash along their mile of K-Beach Rd. this fall, leading to a hope that maybe tourists are becoming more careful during the summer, and that residents might need to take greater care during the winter. Joining the club pick-up party was Rotary foreign exchange student Agustina Gioregetta, from Argentina.

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