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Prepared by Kara Price at 314-453-1810

June 04, 2013 03:39 PM
Anheuser-Busch Helps MoDOT Clean Up Missouri with Sponsor-A-Highway

      ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Department of Transportation's Sponsor-A-Highway program offers Missourians a way to help with litter clean-up and make a difference in our state. Anheuser-Busch has joined this effort by sponsoring a section of Interstate 55 near Arsenal to remove litter and keep this area of south St. Louis City clean.

MoDOT offers an environmentally friendly program to help maintain a clean and litter free community within the St. Louis metropolitan area. Sponsor-A-Highway, which complements MoDOT's Adopt-A-Highway program, offers one more way for citizens to clean up Missouri. Groups or organizations can sponsor a highway in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas and pay a private company, Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc., to do litter cleanup and other services on their behalf.

Leaders from Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc., the Missouri Department of Transportation and Anheuser-Busch discussed the significance of the Sponsor-A-Highway program at today's press conference. They also unveiled the new Sponsor-A-Highway signs, located on both directions of I-55 near Arsenal. The signs are similar to ones used in the Adopt-A-Highway program, and feature the Anheuser-Busch name and logo to indicate where the company helps keep the roadside litter-free.

"Anheuser-Busch is excited to sponsor this portion of Interstate 55 located right in our own backyard," said Margarita Flores, Vice President, Community Affairs, Anheuser-Busch. "Our company has a long history of investing in the community and protecting the environment, and we are proud to support organizations, like Adopt-a-Highway, that make a positive and sustainable difference in our neighborhoods."

"MoDOT spends approximately $6 million annually to clean up litter, and that doesn't include the efforts of our adopters," Beth Wright, MoDOT statewide maintenance engineer, said. "The Sponsor-A-Highway  program costs taxpayers nothing, helps offset additional litter pick-up costs and  means cleaner roadsides for us all."

"Participating in the program allows local businesses the opportunity to be recognized as a company that is concerned with the environment, has civic pride and a sense of community responsibility," said Melinda Centner, CEO of Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc.

Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc. is a national company that develops partnerships with state transportation departments to assist in the implementation and ongoing facilitation of Sponsor/Adopt-A-Highway programs. The company has been in business for more than 20 years and provides litter removal services in 12 other states. Their goal is to provide MoDOT with a resource for cleaning highways.

For more information on how to participate as a sponsor, please contact Adopt-A-Highway Territory Manager Sarah Parkes at 1-800-540-8694 or visit www.adoptahighway.net.       



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