Lower Saucon Township's volunteer-based Adopt-a-Road Program recently concluded its fourth year of service, township officials reported in a news release.
The program got underway in 2010 with four organizations "adopting" township roads by promising to help keep them free of litter.
According to the release, the Adopt-a-Road Program now has 22 Saucon Valley area organizations, churches and families participating by conducting twice yearly roadside clean-ups.
Since 2010, "the Adopt-a-Road groups have devoted over 300 hours of their time to remove 568 bags of trash and assorted tires, furniture, car parts and discarded electronics from their adopted roads," the release said.
"The township is very appreciative of these groups for the time and effort they have volunteered to keep our roads clean and litter free," it added.
Six Lower Saucon Township roads are still available for adoption by organizations or families.
The township supplies each adopting organization’s volunteers with a safety orientation and equipment including gloves, litter grabbers and trash bags.
The township is also responsible for the collection and disposal of the trash bags that are filled by volunteers.
In recognition of their efforts, permanent blue metal signs are erected along each adopted road with the adopting group’s name printed in white.
To learn more about how to become involved with the Adopt-a-Road program, contact Township Manager Jack Cahalan at 610-865-3291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of Current Adopt-a-Road Participants
Lower Saucon Township Historical Society
Lower Saucon Sportsmen's Association
Saucon Creek Watershed Association
Lower Saucon Township Environmental Advisory Council
Saucon Valley Wrestling
Saucon Valley Youth Sports
Saucon Community Bible Fellowship Church
Hellertown-Lower Saucon Little League
Christ Lutheran Church
Lower Saucon United Church of Christ & Red Door Early Learning Center
St. Theresa’s Church
Saucon Valley Farmers' Market
IESI Bethlehem Landfill
Birkel and Palik families
Photo: Members of Saucon Valley High School's Future Business Leaders of America chapter recently adopted Bingen Road in Lower Saucon Township (contributed photo)