2017 RCRCA & Area II - St. Matthew Youth Group Adopt-A-Highway Service Project

The Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers control Area (RCRCA) and Area II Minnesota River Basin Projects (Area II) proudly sponsor a two-mile stretch of State Highway 19 near Vesta to raise the awareness of improving and protecting our water quality. RCRCA has been a sponsor for 21 years as part of MNDOT's Adopt-A-Highway program. This stretch is particularly  scenicas the Redwood River crosses the highway, however the litter detracts from the beauty of the landscape. To assist our mission of reducing nutrients and sediments from entering the Cottonwood and Redwood Rivers, it is also important to pick up litter to prevent it from polluting our rivers in addition to the road ditches. 

On May 10, members of the St. Matthew Lutheran Youth Group from Wabasso assisted in the spring cleanup effort.  RCRCA and Area II presented the group with a donation of $400 for their community service efforts as the fundraise for their upcoming mission trip to Mississippi in June.

 

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2016 RCRCA & Area II  Adopt -A-Highway - St. Matthew Youth Group Adopt-A-Highway Service Project

The Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area (RCRCA) and Area II Minnesota River Basin Projects, Inc. (Area II) sponsor a two-mile stretch of State Highway 19 near Vesta to raise the awareness of improving our water quality. RCRCA has been a sponsor for over 16 years as part of MNDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program. This stretch is particularly scenic as the Redwood River crosses the highway, however the litter detracts from the beauty of the landscape. To assist in our mission of reducing nutrients and sediments from entering the Cottonwood and Redwood Rivers, it is also important to pick up litter to prevent it from polluting our rivers as well.

On May 4, members of the St. Matthew Lutheran Youth Group assisted in the annual cleanup effort. RCRCA and Area II were proud to present the group with a donation of $400 for their community service efforts as they fundraise for their upcoming mission trip to the Black Hills in June.

 

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Youth in the photo from left to right are: Austine Pitzl, Hailey Albu, Megan Iverson, Katie Bernardy, Allison Jesse, Sam Fenger, Lizzy Pitzl, Jacob Iverson, Jared Zollner, and Noah Netzke.

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2015 - RCRCA Adopt-A-Highway - This project was completed by the Wabasso We Act group. Seveneen members of Wabasso's We Act organization, along with their advisor, Superintendent Wade McKittrick, braved the drizzly Tuesday morning of May 26 to clean the two-mile stretch of State Highway 19 sponsored by Redwood-Cottonwood Rivers Control Area (RCRCA). Both organizations helped each other to achieve their goals.

RCRCA has sponsored this stretch of highway near Vest for more than 20 years where the highway crosses the Redwood River. In its efforts to improve water quality of the Redwood River and its watershed, RCRCA feels that cleaning up the environment plays an important role.

In appreciation of the We Act's efforts, RCRCA presented the organization with a check for $250. With this funding, We Act supassed its goal of purchasing 10 goats for Haitian families by raising enough funds for 12 goats. Twelve familess will receive a dairy goat, which will provide them with milk and cheese, thereby allowing one of their children to attend school instead of working to help support the famil. The goat will also produce goat kids which can be sold to financiallyl assist each of the families. We Act is the blueprint for youg people to take action as agents of social change. They can be the generation to end the worst forms of poverty by embracing the "we" thinking and "we" acting.

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2014 - RCRCA Adopt a Highway - The Wabasso FFA (Future Farmers of Ameria) was asked to assist in the clean up effort. RCRCA was proud to present the organization with a donation of $200 for their community service efforts.

 

 

 

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