Adopt a Highway

Insight into the Adopt a Highway program, which offers both organizations and volunteer groups the opportunity to contribute to their community and province. This program is aimed at promoting community pride and a means of publicly recognizing group efforts.

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What Do You Want to Know More About? Are you looking for something on TranBC but can’t find it? Or have a question about what the ministry does and why we do it? Share your question with us and we’ll try to get you an answer. Who knows – your question could be our next blog! Thank you – we couldn’t do this without YOU.

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14 Reasons to Adopt a Highway in B.C.

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 – Move your major muscle groups by doing litter pick-up, landscape planting, weeding, and (if you want) hand-pulling non-toxic invasive plants. You can use the...

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

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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 raison d’être, we thought we’d compile some of the ways we serve you. Our Way is the Highway When thinking about the ministry, the first...

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TranBC’s Adopt a Highway Quiz

Adopt a Highway Program

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 something individuals, groups and non- and for-profit organizations can be proud to be a part of.  Curious to learn more about the program? Try taking...

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National Volunteer Week: Making a Difference

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 Volunteer Week, we’re taking a look back at some of the recent ways the ministry, local contractors and community partners have made, and continue to...

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

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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 included invasive plant management in to our Adopt a Highway program.  The introduction of invasive plant management puts B.C. ahead of the curve in invasive...

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