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Highway cleanup group gets back to picking up litter

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Eau Claire County (WQOW) - The Adopt-a-Highway program, which keeps Wisconsin roadways clean, has put efforts on hold due to the pandemic, but one group is finally able to clean roads once more.

Members of the Indianhead Harley Owners Group, who participate in the program, said they've been wanting to get back to their regular cleanups for a few weeks now, but COVID-19 has pushed their plans back.

Luckily, the group recently got approval from the Eau Claire County Highway Department to once again begin clean-ups on Highway 12, outside of Altoona.

Members still maintained a six-foot distance and said that despite the precautions, they're happy to keep the roadways they ride on litter-free once again.

"Our motto is to ride and have fun, and that's what we try to do," said member Chris Pritzl. "We do the highway clean up because we use the highway and we're looking at doing a civic duty for it."

The group tries to clean the highway every couple of months during the spring and summer.

Mary Pautsch

Mary came to News 18 in July 2019 from Sioux City, Iowa where she graduated from Morningside College with a BA in Spanish after attending Iowa State University for 3 years.

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