Adopt a Highway

14 Reasons to Adopt a Highway in B.C.

June 11, 2013
14 Reasons to Adopt a Highway in B.C.

You might know that Adopt a Highway is a volunteer-based roadside clean-up program which builds community pride, beautifies B.C.’s roadsides and reduces the spread of invasive plants. But here are more reasons why your community or work group might want to care for two kilometres (or more) alongside a B.C. highway. It’s Great Exercise...

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Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure: What the Heck Do We Do, Anyway?

March 5, 2013
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure: What the Heck Do We Do, Anyway?

With a broad name like Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, there are bound to be questions. Like small-talk at a cocktail party, those 13 syllables beg the question: “So, what do you do?” Some of the work we do is probably pretty obvious, but some of it may surprise you. To help clarify our...

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TranBC’s Adopt a Highway Quiz

September 21, 2012
TranBC’s Adopt a Highway Quiz

Have you ever driven down the road and noticed folks carrying large orange garbage bags and picking up trash along the side of the highway? If so, chances are pretty good they’re volunteers with our Adopt a Highway program. Adopt a Highway is a roadside maintenance and enhancement program that’s entirely volunteer-based, and it’s...

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National Volunteer Week: Making a Difference

April 17, 2012
National Volunteer Week: Making a Difference

Much like a cold glass of lemonade after yet another spring cleaning completed, volunteering leaves us with a sense of satisfaction and purpose like no other. Refreshing! Better still, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure volunteers and partners get a chance to see others enjoy the fruits of their labours firsthand. In celebration of National...

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Stop the Invasion – We Want You…to Adopt a Highway

June 6, 2011
Stop the Invasion –  We Want You…to Adopt a Highway

You may not be aware, but there is a quiet invasion going on out there!  Now we’re not talking about invaders from space.  More like Black Henbane, Giant Hogweed and Scotch Broom, but these invaders are spreading fast, and they’re doing their best to take over our roadsides. That’s why this year the ministry...

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