Sedona AZ (April 9, 2012) – In 2010, the 1/1 CAV was invited and agreed to work with two former Vietnam 1/1 CAV members, one of whom founded Folksville USA whose mission is to restore the beauty to American highways and communities.
Vietnam veteran and Folksville USA founder, Gary Chamberlain, and seven Arizona neighbors began to question the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) taxpayer funded anti-litter program for its lack of results.
Unable to resolve program issues with the bureaucrats in the Arizona state agency, Folksville USA was created to coordinate anti-litter volunteer efforts. The local scenery began to noticeably change for the better.
Citizen advocate Chamberlain is proud of the difference Folksville USA is making to local and now nationwide highways and communities anti-litter efforts.
“The El Paso, Texas 1/1 CAV collected 98 bags of trash on both sides of a one-mile section of Texas Highway 95 during their recent event,” Chamberlain said admiringly. Pointing to the photograph of the Texas litter filled bags, he added, “What do the facts suggest when it comes to those who trash our country? Remember that this photograph reflects only one mile of collected litter and Texas has thousands of highway miles needing to be cleaned.”
“It is my hope,” said Chamberlain, “that all of the Armed Forces initiate a nationwide effort to clean up our highways. This effort should include active and retired military personnel. If our nations Armed Forces and veterans participated in the Adopt-A-Highway programs in the states they reside, together, we could turn the tide against those who litter. Litter is not only a health and safety issue. People who litter and businesses that fail to prevent litter are guilty of personal, community and national disrespect. It should not be tolerated and public education and enforcement are the keys to prevention.”
To the Folksville USA Armed Forces personnel of El Paso, Texas that joined Folksville USA in its nationwide “call to arms” lifting litter, Point Man Chamberlain sends a “HOO AH!” in appreciation.
To learn more about the Folksville USA anti-litter campaigns and how to join and or contribute to its volunteer efforts, visit www.FolksvilleUSA.com or contact Gary Chamberlain at FolksvilleUSA@gmail.com. For more stories and articles visit SedonaEye.com and use the search words “Gary Chamberlain” and or “Folksville”.