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May 8 @ 11:30 pm

HCCO, together with COUNT [Central Ohio United Non-Theists] are asking for volunteers for ODOT’s Adopt-A-Highway [AAH] Program! Our area is the Cleveland Avenue/I270 interchange. HCCO revived its participation in the AAH Program in 2019, but no trash pickups could be held in 2020 as ODOT suspended the AAH Program because of the pandemic. But ODOT is now reactivating the AAH Program! This will be our first AAH event since the beginning of the pandemic, so please consider participating in this high-visibility community service program!

For more information on the ODOT AAH program, visit: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D06/Pages/aah.aspx .

NOTE: The event will follow CDC COVID-19 protocols as exist at the time of the event.


All volunteers will be trained in safety before going out onto the highway, and must comply with the following requirements:

1. Before attending, watch this safety video created by ODOT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwTaEDNNFLA&feature=youtu.be.
2. Sign a waiver of liability for ODOT before or on the morning of the event.
3. Participate in a review of safety procedures before going onto the interchange.

We will meet in the Flags Shopping Center parking lot [SW corner of the Cleveland Ave/Schrock Rd intersection, just north of the west side of the I270 interchange] at 9:00 AM.

All participants must be 12 years of age or older. Volunteers between the ages of 12 and 17 must have a parent or guardian sign a special release form. Please contact the event host at randall@hcco.org if you are bringing a minor.

As we will be on the side of a busy highway, volunteers should wear loose fitting, brightly colored clothing, long pants, gloves, and comfortable work boots or shoes. ODOT will provide safety vests, trash bags, trash pickers, and road safety signs.

The rain date, if necessary, is Saturday May 29.

Thank you for your participation!


May 22
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Flags Center Drive
Flags Center Dr
Columbus, OH 43229 us