June 23, 2011
Cowley Activity Awareness Team adopts stretch of highway
Continuing its involvement in the community, the Cowley Activity Awareness
Team (CAAT) at Cowley College recently adopted a two-mile stretch of
road on highway 77 in Arkansas City.
Two signs, one located north of the bypass in Arkansas City, and one near the new hospital, show Cowley College’s CAAT group as the sponsor for that two-mile stretch of roadway.
The idea for CAAT to get involved in the Adopt-A-Highway program was brought up in January when students in the group came back for the spring semester. Originally, Cowley College student Charlie Garrison took the lead on finding out information on how CAAT could get involved. He contacted KDOT (Kansas Department of Transportation) and they sent the group the forms and information needed.
“All the CAAT kids were pumped about adopting a two-mile stretch of highway and saw it as a way of staying involved in the community,” CAAT sponsor Charlee Wilson said.
CAAT members will pick up trash at least three times a year, once during the fall semester, once during the spring semester, and also during the summer.
Members of CAAT have set Friday, July 8 as the first highway cleanup day.