Weber State Credit Union’s Adopt-A-Highway in its twelfth year
OGDEN, UT (June 8, 2016) — Since 2004, Weber State Credit Union Employees and friends have donated their time to keep Northern Utah beautiful. Twelve years ago the credit union adopted a stretch of Highway 39 on the West side of Pineview Reservoir in Huntsville. During the annual clean up, orange vested volunteers have encountered boots, tires, camping equipment and a few snakes. One year, a credit union employee even found a lost wallet containing $176. The credit union was successful in reuniting the lost wallet with its rightful owner!
“The tall peaks of Snowbasin Ski Resort serve as the perfect back drop for this stretch of road that is one of the most scenic in Utah,” said Vickie van der Have, WSCU President/CEO. “The route is popular with cyclists and motorists who often express appreciation for what we are doing.”
This year’s clean up took place on June 4th. “It is surprising how much trash we find,” said Roger Dickson, WSCU Director of Community Engagement. “I think a lot of it comes from items getting blown out of trucks and boats. This year, the credit union found enough junk to fill ten large garbage bags. Utah Department of Transportation employees pick up the full garbage bags.
If your group would like to adopt a highway, you can call Steve Neibergall of the Utah Department of Transportation at 801-620-1600.
About Weber State Credit Union
Weber State Credit Union is a strong supporter of enhancing the educational opportunities within the community. The credit union shares a rich history with Weber State University, and is dedicated to forging a bright future together in which all community members can benefit from this partnership. For more information and to apply for the Wildcat Card, please visit weberstatecu.com/wildcatcard.html.