To battle the problem of litter, Dickson Mayor Don L. Weiss Jr. and the Dickson Public Works Department have initiated an Adopt-A-Street program, which allows citizens and groups to adopt a section of roadway in the city to help keep it clean. The city will put up signs recognizing any group’s one-year commitment to maintain a section of road. Weiss said he hopes the program will allow local citizens and groups who wish to help the community do so by keeping the roadways fee of litter. “The cleaner environment will generate civic pride and will encourage residents and visitors alike not to litter,” Weiss said in a statement. “The effect goes beyond the litter actually removed and includes that which goes undiscarded due to a more conscientious and caring public.” The program launched on Earth Day with a statement of understanding signed by the city with the Tennessee National Guard Recruiting Office, which officially adopted Beasley Drive from Highway 46 to Cowan Road. Any individual or group that meets criteria established by the city can adopt a street or section of road for litter control. By entering the one-year agreement, the organization agrees to pick up litter on that section at least once every three months. Anyone interested in participating can pick up an Adopt-A-Street packet from the Dickson Public Works office in city hall at 600 East Walnut Street or call 441-9506 for more information.