section of

Colorado Hwy 391

(Kipling Blvd.)

From Alameda north to Federal Center Gate 2 (approx. 1 mile)

Saturday April 26, 2003 
Denver, Colorado

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   In Mid-February 2003, another member in MHJC (Robert S. of Patrol 12) brought an idea to MHJC, it was for patrols in MHJC to adopt certain available sections of Colorado highways in the Denver Metro area.  We liked and picked up on the idea, and contacted the CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation) to apply for a section.


   We were given many areas to chose from, and we decided on Hwy 391 in Lakewood.  Still a city street, but in an urban setting, it provides great exposure and scenery.  It is a short section compared to others, but will still be fun to keep clean.  The west side borders the US Federal Center, which has grass and trees along it.  The east side borders and Elementary School, a Middle School, more sport fields, and the Jefferson County Stadium that holds sporting events year round.  In Mid-March, we were approved for a section of Hwy 391, and our signs went up in Mid-April.


CDOT posts these nice signs at the beginning of the section on each end with good exposure...


   On a bright sunny morning near the end of April, the HoboJeepers met for our 1st cleanup of our adopted highway 391 section.  Since acquiring this section a month ago, the signs were put up already, as we started.  We all met at the Jeffco Stadium parking lot about 8:15am.  After some instructions, we set out with handmade pick-up sticks and bags in hand.  Hobos in attendance (Thanks Guys!) were: Patrol Leader Paul 'WeiszGuy' Weisz with his son Brett, Pete 'JeepDog' Rameriz, myself Bill 'Hobo Willy' Hallinan, Marc 'Nugget' Gilbertson, & Scott 'Mad Max' Maxwell.


Here is a large map view of the Denver area,

our section is indicated by the red star...


Here is an air photo of the section,

the red boxed area along Hwy 391 is our area...



    The section was quite clean for such a busy highway.  We picked up the usual visual trash.  Everyone was in tune with everything picked up except the small cigarette butts.  Paul had the best find.  He found a cell phone that didn't work, but an HP calculator that did.


Ready for some cleaning!!!

From left to right: Bill 'Hobo Willy' Hallinan, Scott 'Mad Max' Maxwell,

Marc 'Nugget' Gilbertson, Pete 'JeepDog' Rameriz, 

Paul 'WeiszGuy' Weisz with his son Brett 'Weiszdude'...



We worked our way south along the greenbelt,

we picked up trash you could see from the footpath as well...



We pick clean an area

down from the highway near the foot path...



Looking North up Kipling (Hwy 391) near the Middle School,

the greenbelt got a good cleaning...


   We were finished in about 1.5 hours, with trash bags piled up along Kipling for CDOT to pick up.  After a job well done, most of us headed to Denny's for a nice breakfast.  We encourage other 4x4 groups/patrols to adopt a CDOT highway somewhere.  It's a great way to contribute to the community as 4Wheelers, while showing the general public we don't just go up in the mountains and tear them up.  Our next cleanup is planned for Sunday July 20th, the day after our 5th Annual Hobo Run.


"Jeep, Jeep,"


See ya on the trail,


Bill Hallinan HoboJeepers


*Thanks to Pete Rameriz, and Marc Gilbertson for the photos...



*Here is a report from the Fugowies of Patrol 12 and their cleanup on April 12, 2003


Here are some links about Adopt-A-Highway for your group:

*Colorado Dept of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway Website

*Contact for Denver: Linda Haley 5640 E Atlantic Place, 
Denver, CO 80224 (303) 757-9514 



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