As part of the association's community involvement, the Nigerian Friendship Association in April 1997 joined the anti-litter program known as Adopt-A-Highway, administered by the Maryland Department of Transportation; State Highway Administration.
The Association adopted a highway; Baltimore National Pike, MD Route 40 West, between Rolling Road and East of Baltimore County Line. Since then, the group accepts responsibility for picking up litter on the highway four times a year.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for participating in our State's Adopt-A-Highway Program. The work you have done plays a vital role in our efforts to preserve Maryland's beauty and protect her environment.
Throughout our great State, your hard work is evident, fighting against the trash that all too often is found along our roadways. The work that you do is helping to build a more sustainable future for Maryland, so that our children and our grandchildren can enjoy the health of the land, the water and the environment that we love.
Furthermore, as volunteers, you are a voice of advocacy to others. Please continue to encourage your coworkers, family and friends to do their part in keeping our roads free of litter and debris so that our efforts to protect Maryland's environment can be strengthened through collaboration.
On behalf of our One Maryland, I would like to comment you for your commitment to the Adopt-A-Highway Program.
Martin O' Malley, Governor