Judy Messner

Like death and taxes, litter along roadways is our constant companion. When the Adopt-a-Road program was established in Sahuarita in 2002, Quail Creek residents were the first group to sign up.

A succession of volunteers has been faithfully cleaning our road ever since, at least four times a year. Our adopted segment runs north one mile from the entrance to Quail Creek Boulevard to the entrance to the gravel company.

On February 26, fifteen Quail Creek Adopt-a-Road program volunteers collected 24 bags of trash and other items too large to bag along Old Nogales Highway. This represented 11 weeks of accumulated trash since the previous cleanup.

Four weeks later on March 26, other QC residents from a Bible Study group at Evangelical Free Church of Green Valley gathered an additional eight bags and miscellaneous items as a community service project. This is the second time the group has helped keep our front road looking its best, just in time for the upcoming Easter egg hunt at the park across the road.

If you would like to participate as an Adopt-a-Road volunteer, please email me, if you haven’t done so already, at [email protected]