Columbia Sportswear Company and the Oregon Department of Transportation have teamed up to clean up Highways 26 and 405. A new pilot program to supplement litter removal along the Sunset Highway was funded by Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle.

“ODOT sincerely appreciates Tim Boyle’s generosity and willingness to improve our community,” said Rian Windsheimer, ODOT regional manager for the Portland area. “The litter problem has gotten worse along our highways and we are eager to put this gift to good use.”

The new program will run from June 15, 2018 to June 15, 2019 and will allow ODOT to increase the frequency of trash pick-up from three days per month to five days per month. Boyle would like others in the community to give to litter removal efforts as well.

“I’d like to see other people come forward and make donations to ODOT as well; they can’t do it alone,” said Boyle.

If others would like to contribute to the effort, contact Ted Miller, ODOT regional maintenance manager for the Portland area, at 503-731-8559.