The Adopt-a-Road Cleanup program, commenced over a decade ago, is one of two community service projects the Club undertakes (the other being the Matheny Ride). We adopted as our very own adorable asphalt the two mile stretch of Lamington Road that runs from Route 206 to Larger Cross Road. It comes under the Somerset County recycling program. Our obligation is to clean the shoulders of the roads 3-4 times per year in exchange for which we get to feel good, get signs with our name on them on both ends of the route (shame on you if you haven’t noticed as you whizz by), and prevent trash from interfering with our weekly hammerfests! (If you ever want to gross your kids out and convince them not to smoke, bring them along and let them pick up butts for an hour!)
Typically the pickups are in late-spring, mid-summer, and late-fall. The cleanup program was instituted (and led for many years) by Gail Cookson. It is currently being led by Denna Roberts.
Dates are typically announced in the late spring. Reminders for the individual pickups will appear on the home page.
We meet at the Medical Building next to the Shell station, across from the Bedminster Library near the intersection of Route 206 and Lamington Road.
All members and children (over 12 years old & under the supervision of a parent) are welcome.
It usually takes about an hour.
An RSVP to is appreciated for planning the supplies needed. Hiking boots are preferable to sneakers, but whatever you’ve got – wear ‘em. Gloves, hats, and dorky caution vests will be provided.