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    Looking at OCDO's "front page" I saw the clip of another state's group getting involved the in Adopt a Highway program.

    Do we have enough interest to do this as a group here in Wisconsin? I'm imagining a well-traveled highway that passes through no school zones....
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    http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/localgo...-a-highway.htm

    Each qualified group takes responsibility for litter control on a segment of state highway. The group picks up litter on this segment at least three times per year between April 1 and November 1. Groups do not work in dangerous areas like medians, bridges, or steep slopes.

    Who can Adopt-A-Highway? Any group organized for some special purpose or task can be a sponsor, except partisan or political groups. Each group must provide one adult supervisor for every five or six volunteers.

    Emphasis on safety The Adopt-A-Highway program emphasizes safety.


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    I'd be willing to help. So long as the Highway is within an hour and a half of Milwaukee. That covers Madison, Fond du lac and everything in between.

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    I would be willing to help.

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    I would be willing to help. Here's a video of it action in KY...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGKjxe1JBCE

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    I would also volunteer for an adopt-a-highway in Wisconsin. Ideally something in SE Wisconsin that gets some good exposure - we would definitely want a highway that is travelled often (better for publicity).

    If someone does get something going, please email mr.tastic at yahoo dot com.

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    id be up for that.... just need a when and where

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    Yes I would help but within a reasonable distance from my house say @ 80 miles or so.

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    Here's an idea for those of you who want to DO something:

    Contact your county board supervisors and re-submit the resolution.

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_topic.php?id=17914&forum_id=57

    Press them to act on it. If they refuse, catch them after a meeting, with video camera running, and ask them why you/me/we have no rights. Then post their answers on You-Tube.

    The cost is almost non-existent and because you were asking a question about rights, and did so without a firearm, if they try to quash you that would be a violation of your first (1st) amendment rights.

    Will you start by taking this first unarmed stand?

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    I'm filling out the Adopt a Highway form. We need a name to go on the highway sign. 3 lines max, 12 letters max each line.

    How about

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    opencarry.org

    I realize there's no formal chapter, but that seemed to sum up the group with the best possible PR exposure ?

    For location, I'm looking at I-94 where it is intersected by Hwy 67 near Oconomowac. For a meeting spot to shuttle from, we could use Olympia Resort close by. A freedom loving patriot owns it, so if we want a beverage and bite to eat afterwards, it would be a good place to patronize.

    This location is near major metro Milwaukee, yet a decent drive for Madison.

    I'm in Janesville, is anyone close by there to scout the suggested location and suggest a couple of 2 mile sections ? We need those for the application.


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    What more would be needed for a formal Wisconsin Chapter of OCDO. I might be the senior member and I declare the Wisconsin Chapter of OCDO.

    Note that there are no membership rolls or by-laws or hierarchy of leadership. If you have a good idea then run it up the flag pole to see who salutes it, play the tune and dance to it, then beer and fellowship afterward.

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    great, since the WI chapter has been declared, I'll send the form in !

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    opencarry.org is actually 13 spaces, needs to be split up on sign.

    I'm requesting miles on I-94 near Oconomomac 1st choice 282-284, 2nd choice 280-282, 3rd choice 278-280



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    This is a great idea... my fraternity had a section of highway 100 adopted and we always have a great time cleaning up. However our section is in quite an 'unsafe' location, and I know I would have always felt better if I had my gun with me.

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    Pointman wrote:
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    This is more descriptive to the unknowing person......

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    it would have to be

    understand wi
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    the g would get cut off if its only 13 spaces per line

    or just do opencarryorg and put the dot in with a sharpie :P

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    Smithman,

    Adopt-a-Highway requires a "Group Name" . They don't allow for a message.

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    Is there a date for the cleanup yet? or do they get back to you on that part?



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    It is your responsibility and commitment to some small number of cleanups not the dates.

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    Another great idea! Organize and do it - get it in the news and petition for the sign to me erected - that costs $ though.

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    Great idea - have a littel cleanup while OCing, get in the local papers, and figure out how to get the road sign erected later designating the group as highway cleanuppers!

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    That section of I-94 is about 2 miles from my house. I am in.

    Fast Ed

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    We have our Adopt-A-Highway permit for open carry litter pickup group.

    How about a poll with a couple of different days as the choices for the 1st day ?

    Saturday May 16th at 10am or

    Sunday May 17th at 2pm ?


    If the cookout happens the following weekend, Memorial Day, we'd have 2 solid open carry events for the media to cover back to back. It seems like it would be positive if the open carry litter day came before the cookout so the media reports on community volunteering first.


    We'll need to pick up 2 "working ahead" signs, bags, and fashionable orange vests from the Transportation SE Region Office on Barstow St. Could someone in Waukesha County volunteer to do this one day in advance to our first open litter pickup day ? (I'm in Janesville)

    The segment we were assigned is Hwy 16 from CTH "C" to STH 83. I have not been told when the "OPENCARRY.ORG WISC CHAPTER " sponsor sign will go up along the highway.

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    rickrich wrote:
    We have our Adopt-A-Highway permit for open carry litter pickup group.

    How about a poll with a couple of different days as the choices for the 1st day ?

    Saturday May 16th at 10am or

    Sunday May 17th at 2pm ?


    If the cookout happens the following weekend, Memorial Day, we'd have 2 solid open carry events for the media to cover back to back. It seems like it would be positive if the open carry litter day came before the cookout so the media reports on community volunteering first.


    We'll need to pick up 2 "working ahead" signs, bags, and fashionable orange vests from the Transportation SE Region Office on Barstow St. Could someone in Waukesha County volunteer to do this one day in advance to our first open litter pickup day ? (I'm in Janesville)

    The segment we were assigned is Hwy 16 from CTH "C" to STH 83. I have not been told when the "OPENCARRY.ORG WISC CHAPTER " sponsor sign will go up along the highway.

    Rick
    Dang! you guys are fast. Let me know if you need help stirring up press coverage, though you might want to meet up just as a group once or twice first just to get to know each other first.

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