Watch for the Sign of AYC

Watch for the AYC sign on Carefree Highway. Photo: Peter Lehrach

Next time you drive Carefree Highway to Lake Pleasant, watch for the Arizona Yacht Club signs. This one is at mile marker 25. You’ll see another when you’re headed the other way.

A bunch of us earned that sign one warm June morning by filling lots of purple bags with nasty roadside trash. Credit Peter Lehrach for pushing the “adopt a highway” idea, gathering the clean-up crew, collecting the vests, gloves, pokers, and bags, sitting through the required training exercise, filing the paperwork, following up (through a change of DOT offices), and celebrating the arrival of the sign this week.

Better still, help Peter when he looks for volunteers to repeat the clean-up in October! Cool October. We’ll continue these clean-ups three times each year.