The Tesla Owners Club of Arkansas held its first quarterly Adopt-A-Highway event on February 27, 2021. The state-sponsored Adopt-A-Highway program aims to help keep Arkansas' roadways clean by empowering groups of all types to sponsor, or "adopt" a mile of an Arkansas highway. Since the program's inception in 1987, over 2,500 groups have stepped up to show residents and visitors how beautiful our state can be without needless litter by adopting a mile. The state even went the extra mile for our club by providing reflective vests, signs, bags, and even picked up the filled bags of waste.
After a brief safety meeting, club members spent the morning filling six large bags with litter along Highway 12 near Hobbs State Park in Rogers, Arkansas. (Note: the parking lot at Hobbs has designated fuel-efficient parking and is considering the addition of EV charging!) This summer, the Arkansas Highway Department will post a sign at either end of our mile, clearly showing that our club is committed to keeping this area free of trash. Thousands of vehicles will pass these signs each day giving significant exposure to our club. We look forward to taking care of our mile each quarter going forward!
Thanks to club participants Gavin & Laura Bailey, Charlie Platt, John Connors, Caleb Velez and Gary Berger.