On Monday, May 14, 2018, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg volunteers sprung into action to retrieve and dispose of trash accumulated along Highway 29 in support of the Adopt-A-Highway Program. From Killdeer Road to Highway 45, volunteers were out in full force for 2.5 hours as they scanned the designated combined two-mile stretch on a mission to protect Mother Earth.
The nationwide effort, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Adopt-A-Highway Program, supports tourism, preserves Shawano County’s picturesque beauty and practices responsible environmental stewardship. A total of 24 bags of trash was collected during the humid, yet sunny outing. This was the first of three waste removal commitments Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg has been allocated for the year through the program.
Prior to venturing out, Health and Safety Officer Mr. Wyatt Tech, presented a safety training video along with an informational piece regarding hazardous waste. The Shawano County Highway Department provided the signage, safety gear and garbage bags. Each volunteer received a well-deserved token of appreciation on behalf of Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg. Many of the participants are planning on contributing their time and stamina in the future, as well. Volunteers are highly encouraged to contact Katrina Wychesit, Senior Public Relations Manager, at (715) 253-4400 Ext. 3152 to sign up for the next outing in September; space is limited.
Additional information regarding Adopt-A-Highway sponsorship opportunities can be located at www.wisconsindot.gov.