Adopted roads cleaned

Photo by LORETTA JACKSON A contingent of volunteers from CAMP Systems International on Continental Boulevard gather here after completion of their Adopt-A-Road cleanup program, an effort that included these volunteers, front row from left, Kaitlyn Branon; Matt DiTrolio; Prasad Madala; and Lindsay Evans; along with Lauren McLean; Sam Penkacik; Iain Forsgren; and associates Martin Nassy; and Karen Setzer; seen here with fellow professionals, second row from left, Sudheer Yata; Luke Mason; Marcel Lamothe; and Chris Marsh; who worked alongside fellow employees, David Knickerbocker; Francois Bordeleau; Kerry Shetline; and Tarun Moorjani.

Spring celebrations throughout the world were echoed in Merrimack by volunteers from CAMP Systems International, a worldwide business aviation industry aircraft maintenance and regulatory compliance enterprise, operational for more than 50 years.

The Merrimack firm is based in an office building at 11 Continental Boulevard. Members of the CAMP International team volunteered for the second year to undertake the community service project, a cleanup of a lengthy stretch of Continental Boulevard through the Adopt-A-Road program.

Thanks went out from organizers after the event on April 22 to personnel from the Merrimack Public Works Highway Division, whose staffers have encouraged since 1999 the Adopt-A-Road program.

Information online (merrimacknh.gov) notes that the effort is recognized with sponsor plates posted at each of the adopted roads. Two cleanings per year are required. Litter bags are provided, as is pickup of the refuse.

Lori Barrett, operations manager of the Merrimack DPW, said the clean-up projects have been a huge success and a great benefit to the town.

“The Adopt-A-Road program encourages volunteers to keep a section of roadway free from litter,” said Barrett. “The activity serves as public awareness of the environmental problems of unsightly litter.”

Barrett added that volunteers gain a sense of accomplishment and pride in the community by volunteering to aid in its upkeep. Individuals, families, organizations and businesses are participants.

“As visitors travel our roadways, the cleanliness of the roadsides creates an immediate impression,” said Barrett. “It’s a lasting impression about our community.”

She commended the work of the CAMP Systems volunteers and all who participate in the program.

Online details from CAMP Systems International note a variety of services to 20,000 aircraft, 30,000 engines, and 1,300 maintenance facilities worldwide. The company is the factory-recommended maintenance tracking provider for Airbus ACJ, Beechcraft, Bell and Boeing BBJ, along with Bombardier, Cessna and many more aircraft industry giants.

Info on CAMP Systems can be had online: campsystems.com.

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