This morning, six Hartland women were out picking up trash and helping to clean up the busy stretch of U.S. 23 in front of Hartland for the Adopt-A-Highway program.
Jenifer Thomas, who organized the effort, said that the group will be in charge of maintaining their two miles of highway three times a year and is inviting other Hartland residents to join in the effort and volunteer.
"It doesn't always have to be during the week," she said. "We might flip flop and do a week day morning or a weekend morning so people that are working can help out as well."
As the women prepared for their first clean-up effort, organizing their cars and putting on their bright yellow vests, many of the participants wondered what would be the most interesting thing they would find along the stretch of high way.
"It's like being on a treasure hunt," Hartland resident and volunteer Sasha Klavon said.
Klavon and the other volunteers attempted to make the day fun by coming up with a mission to try and find "the grossest thing" possible.
"So far, it's not panning out the way I thought," she said. "Somebody threw out two bags of salt. Who throws salt off the road?"
The next clean up date for Adopt-A-Highway will be in September. For more details, contact Thomas at email@example.com.