RRV Chief Regional Roads Officer Paul Northey said the organisations want to hear from community members interested in enjoying the outdoors, improving the environment and meeting other locals. 

“We’re a proud sponsor of the Adopt a Roadside program and work closely with Keep Victoria Beautiful to improve road reserves across the state, but none of what we do is possible without our incredible volunteers,” Mr Northey said. 

“Last year, almost a thousand volunteers tidied up more than 720 kilometres of roadside across country Victoria, but there’s always more to do and we’re hoping to build on those achievements this year. 

“Adopt a Roadside not only tidies up some of the state’s longest native vegetation reserves but it also helps connect people with others in their communities,” Mr Northey said.

Keep Victoria Beautiful CEO Sabina Wills said the contribution from volunteers is invaluable in preventing waterway and soil pollution across country Victoria, with volunteers collecting more than 80 tonnes of rubbish last year alone. 

“We love working with all our volunteers and we’re grateful to have support from organisations like RRV who provide safety training, signage and equipment for everyone,” Ms Wills said. 

“This year’s Keep Australia Beautiful Week theme is ‘Respect our Roadsides’ because everyone plays a role in either protecting or polluting our environment. 

“It really is simple. Don’t throw litter from your car, tie down your trailer loads properly and if you’d like to help your local environment, consider volunteering.”

To learn more about the program and find out how you can get involved, visit Adopt a Roadside - Keep Victoria beautiful website