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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Litter Sweep from Sept. 14-28.

And Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is looking for some volunteers to help clean up John’s River.

Each April and September, NCDOT asks volunteers to help remove litter from roadsides. Volunteers from local businesses, schools, non-profits, churches and community groups play an important role in keeping North Carolina’s roads clean. 

Just a few hours of volunteering to clean up our roadsides can make a huge difference,” says David Harris, state roadside environmental engineer. “It’s a fun opportunity to get outdoors with family and friends while helping make sure North Carolina remains a beautiful place to live and work.”

Volunteers are provided with clean-up supplies such as reversible orange and blue trash bags, gloves and safety vests from local NCDOT County Maintenance Yard offices. 

The local NCDOT maintenance unit office is located at 2161-C Mt Home Church Road, Morganton, and Daniel Byers is the local litter management coordinator, according to the state transportation department. His phone number is 828-225-6496 or the Morganton maintenance unit office number is (828) 438-6274.

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina says it has room for eight volunteers for its annual John's River Clean Up.

The cleanup will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Canoes for the cleanup will be provided by CBS Sports, but there is limited space, according to information from the land conservancy.

Those wanting to volunteer need to RSVP by calling 828-437-9930 or email . Visit for more information.

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