For the ninth consecutive year, PennDOT is the recipient of the Agency Partner of the Year Award from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for the department's Adopt A Highway (AAH) program.
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful President Shannon Reiter traveled to Harrisburg to present the award to AAH program coordinator, Carl Wesneski.
"PennDOT has been a dedicated partner of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and our Pick Up Pennsylvania program since its inception," Reiter said. "They have been instrumental in the provision and distribution of program supplies through their sixty-seven county offices and are integral to the program's success. It is our privilege to work with such a committed partner who shares our vision of a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania."
Since 1990, from litter abatement through community involvement, to saving of taxpayer dollars, the AAH program continues to be an asset to PennDOT and the citizens of the Commonwealth.
Last year the program had over 4,200 participating groups, more than 103,000 registered volunteers, nearly 8,800 miles of adopted state-maintained roadways.
"I accept this award on behalf of the AAH District and County Coordinators whom, along with our 4,000+ volunteer groups, make the program work," said Wesneski. "Thank you for all you do and keep up the great work!"
Photo: On behalf of PennDOT, Roadway Program Coordinator, Carl Wesneski (L) accepts the Agency Partner of the Year Award from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful President Shannon Reiter (R)