- Employees from Marathon Petroleum’s St. Paul Park refinery in Minnesota recently took part in a highway cleanup through the local Adopt-A-Highway program.
- About twenty employee volunteers participated in this year’s effort, which has become an annual tradition for the refinery.
- Volunteers collected more than a dozen large garbage bags worth of trash along a busy two-mile stretch of highway that connects St. Paul Park to Cottage Grove.
Employees from Marathon Petroleum’s St. Paul Park refinery are doing their part to keep Minnesota beautiful and litter free, as part of the local Adopt-A-Highway program.
In what’s become a fall tradition, about twenty employee volunteers from the refinery collected approximately 15 large bags worth of trash, and larger items, including a couch, along a two-mile stretch of Highway 22 (70th St. South) in Washington County, between Highway 13 (Hilton Ave. South) and Highway 19 (Keats Ave. South).
“We are so thankful to all of our volunteers for helping us keep our local roadways clean,” said Jennifer Oehler, Washington County’s Adopt-A-Highway program Coordinator.
The volunteers teamed up in groups of four to five and spent several hours removing all the trash they could along the adopted portion of the busy thoroughfare that connects St. Paul Park to Cottage Grove, home to many Marathon employees and their families.
“This is a proud tradition of ours at the St. Paul Park refinery,” said Sarah Streacker, a Supply Chain Associate at the refinery who also helps organize the annual highway cleanup. “Being a responsible, safe and environmentally conscious neighbor doesn’t stop at our facility’s fence line. That commitment extends well into the community.”
The Adopt-A-Highway program in Washington County, Minnesota, began in 1991. Currently, over 250 miles of highway in the county are adopted by 127 volunteer groups.