CTG has adopted a two-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 183 from the old railroad crossing at the edge of the City of Goliad south to Farm-to-Market Road 239. CTG entered into the highway adoption March 2012. As part of the agreement, TxDOT placed signs at each end of the segment indicating CTG’s adoption. CTG is responsible for cleaning the adopted section four times a year.
CTG’s volunteers assembled at 1:30 p.m. at Goliad State Park’s Hacienda, located on U.S. 183, next door to the City of Goliad’s recycling center. The cleanup required four hours and resulted in 20 large bags of trash and many pieces of metal, tires, wood, and plastic. Most of the trash was found between the railroad crossing and Perez Road, the turnoff to the Goliad County transfer station.
The most unusual piece of trash was an inflatable chaise lounge for pools. Also found was a pair of black, pink polka dotted bikini panties. The bulk of the trash picked up was from household garbage bags that split open when falling from moving vehicles.