Nova Scotia Adopt-A-Highway

Since 1992, the Nova Scotia Adopt a Highway Program has provided Nova Scotians with the opportunity to contribute to local communities by removing litter from roadsides or exit ramps. Litter is a problem in Nova Scotia and we want to change that. In 2019, the Nova Scotia Adopt-A-Highway took over the delivery of the Great Nova Scotia Pick-Me-Up Program. With this program’s addition, the Adopt-A-Highway will have more ways to fight the litter that plagues the province. Ultimately, the two programs’ marrying will aid the Adopt-A-Highways journey towards our vision of a litter-free Nova Scotia.

With approximately eighty percent of water debris and litter originating from land, a land-based clean-up not only effects the appearance of our province, aid wildlife, and strengthen tourism it also makes a significant impact in our waterways. Additionally, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic impacts, our litter trends have changed with new litter types identified in Nova Scotia. These new litter types, such as face masks, will ultimately make their way to our waterways. By completing a clean-up with our programs anywhere in our province, no matter how big or small, you will make a significantly impact.

Consequently, after a clean-up, our province benefits in many different ways; instantly, the province’s appearance improves, the environment and our waterways are aided, tourism is strengthened, and wildlife’s attraction to roadways is reduced. Please join thousands of other Nova Scotians in making our province beautiful and healthy.

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