Posted on May 23, 2022
The next time you’re driving down Avenue K in east Plano, you can thank Plano West Rotary Club (PWRC) for the clean stretch of roadside you’re traveling on.
On May 14 PWRC members Glen and Michelle Thornton were joined by two community volunteers to spend a couple hours picking up litter alongside Avenue K between Spring Creek Parkway and Parker Road. Seven bags of debris are now properly disposed of instead of harming the environment.
For several years PWRC has cleaned this roadside area bimonthly as part of the city’s Adopt-a-Highway project, and Glen has led the charge each time. A blue sign proudly bearing our club’s name is visible for all to see – a sign of our commitment to the Plano community.
Protecting the environment is an area of focus for Rotary. PWRC’s commitment to bringing volunteers every other month means that less taxpayer dollars are spent keeping the area next to the road clean and free of trash. This creates a safer roadway for drivers, and also inspires our club to be prouder of our city.
An additional bonus is that we regularly have youth volunteers join us for this project. Students learn firsthand the reward of putting in hard work as a service to your community. This truly demonstrates Rotary’s motto of “service above self” in action. Some students are also able to earn volunteering hours for school programs.
Our club will host another Avenue K clean-up in July. Check our Service Projects page to sign up, or find another volunteer opportunity of interest.