Monday, December 20, 2010
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is committed to keeping roadsides beautiful, which includes road maintenance, litter removal and eradicating graffiti. A partner in graffiti removal is GRAB, which stands for GRaffiti ABatement. This non-profit organization is supported by businesses and government and works to eliminate graffiti vandalism through eradication, education and enforcement strategies.
GRAB’s approach to graffiti is to remove it immediately and then develop long-term strategies to target at-risk youth.
In fiscal year 2010, GRAB, working with the Montgomery County Department of Corrections, cleaned up a total of 125 sites across the County, including signal boxes, retaining walls, roads, bridge underpasses, pedestrian tunnels and fences. They removed or painted over 32,000 square feet of surface. GRAB responds to graffiti reports countywide and coordinates the clean-up.
If you spot graffiti in the County, call GRAB’s hotline at 301-607-4722.