The Mid Ohio Atheists participation in the Ohio Dept. of Transportation's Adopt a Highway Program is a way for our group to demonstrate to the public that atheists are good citizens too. We now are a Gold Star group, recognizing 5+ years of dedication to the Adopt a Highway program.
This will be our 1st cleanup of the year. We will meet at the Ohio State Highway Patrol post on Main St. near the I-71 and State Rt 13 interchange. The post is on the same road as Burger King. We will park our cars there and we will have 1 or 2 drivers to chauffeur the rest of us to the highway.
It is recommended you wear boots, gloves, a hat, and use sun screen. We will have a mandatory safety meeting just before the cleanup right there in the parking lot at the Highway Patrol post. We will go over the list of safety rules and then pass out the safety vests and trash bags. Protection from ticks is very important so wear clothes that are snug fitting and check yourself for ticks soon after the event.
We estimate it will take about 2-3 hours, depending on how many members show up. If we can get 9 people to participate, it should go quickly. You will have to sign the release form for the State of Ohio in order to participate. If you haven't already signed this, we will have one the morning of the cleanup and you can sign it then.