Adopt-A-Highway: Serving Our Community
Element is committed to cleaning up sites from the inside out, to include tackling indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issues and remediating sites with contaminated groundwater and soil. Element takes pride in making communities more livable and healthier by cleaning up contaminated sites. In line with our mission, we have chosen to participate in the Adopt-a-Highway program to help keep a stretch of land our business constantly uses clean. Clean ups don’t always have to be hazardous. Our communities thrive when the infrastructure and buildings are taken care. Every little bit helps.
With travel expecting to pick up for the Thanksgiving Holiday, it was a perfect time to serve the community by cleaning up the main highway that runs through Adamstown. We picked up a surprising amount of trash for a semi-rural area of Lancaster County. We filled one large pickup truck of miscellaneous debris, plus we picked up a handful of tires and wreckage. The middle of our stretch is comprised of a protected wetlands area, home to the endangered Bog Turtle located along the Little Muddy Creek. Another great cause we can stand behind and is in line with protecting the environment.
The 2-mile stretch of highway is located on North Reading Road (PA Route 272) from the local landmark, Boehringer’s Drive In all the way down to PA Route 897, south of Stoudt’s Black Angus Restaurant and Pub. Needless to say, we’re able to enjoy our local community while we help keep it beautiful. We have great local restaurants to end or begin our community service depending on the time of year. It’s a great place to be, and we’re proud to keep it cleaned up just like any of our other projects we work on.
Mark's directing some of the crew just outside of Stoudt's prior to adjourning for happy hour.
Not only do we take pride in cleaning up our community, but we enjoy doing it. Andrew was smiling the entire time.
Part of the E2S crew surprised by an amateur photographer. Groups photos aren't our thing, but look at that sun! You can feel the warmth!
What's That? Adopt-a-Highway
Dave must have found something good, but who knows?!? Every little bit counts!
Bundling Up for Adopt-a-Highway
Dan's bundling up for a mild 55° during our clean up, just in case it's cold outside.
We’re thankful for the businesses that help our communities thrive and hope that everyone has a wonderful time spending Thanksgiving with their families and friends.