Team Red White and Blue Dover collected trash along 2 miles of New Burton Road, from Webbs Lane to Wyoming Avenue in Dover on Jan. 27.

As participants in the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program, members spent over three hours collecting 22 bags of litter

“Part of Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of our veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Team RWB feels that the concept of enrichment consists of three core components, health, people and purpose. The Adopt a Highway Program fits perfectly in regards to purpose with meaningful team and community based experiences to renew self-identity and purpose in life.” said Beth Rosebrooks, Team RWB Dover’s community engagement coordinator.

To adopt a highway, individuals, organizations or businesses agree to keep a 2-mile stretch of road free of litter for a period of two years. Volunteers are given trash bags and safety vests to assist them with their clean-ups. They also have the option of recycling litter collected and keeping the money for their organization.

In recognition of each group’s involvement, DelDOT posts signs bearing the sponsor’s name at the beginning and end of the adopted section. Anyone interested in participating in DelDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway Program can call 800-652-5600.