Adopting a road

Rotarians are helping clean up the highway in Sooke

  • Jul. 18, 2012 8:00 a.m.

Rotarians Fern Sutherland and Jeanette Wilford clean up a section of Highway 14.

The Rotary Club of Sooke recently adopted a section of Hwy. 14, from the Sooke River Bridge to Stickleback. The Rotarians had their first of many clean-up sessions on July 7, with a couple of hours spent filling orange garbage bags. Most of the litter was plastic, a lot of it, like shopping bags, blow away during our windy days. Others likely found their way out of cars, like fast food leftovers (which, interestingly, appears to be pretty even between the different restaurants).  A tire was uncovered and a several snakes were seen slithering into the tall grass.  The most common piece of trash? Cigarette butts… thousands and thousands of them lining our highway. A plea to Sooke’s smokers — the great outdoors is not an ashtray, the butts don’t just disappear — please dispose of butts in the garbage, not out your window. The Rotary Club will be out again in September — when you pass by the people in the yellow vests, give a honk and a wave!

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