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Tweetsie Trail Beautification

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An excited student

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An excited student

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Like most public parks, the Tweetsie Trail is routinely plagued by litter and other waste products. The primary cause of this is a deficiency in custodial personal, as well as proper waste receptacles. In order to remedy this, Caleb Skeen and William Turner have been working with the Bartleby School to have trash cans placed at regular intervals along the trail, as well as taking several days to clean up particularly messy areas. These work days have been a joint effort with ETSU and Carter County Proud, an organization devoted to improving Carter County and the surrounding areas through beautification,  in addition to numerous other local schools in an effort to, “…unite the community” as Skeen said.

This is an ongoing project in which numerous efforts have already been made thanks to the students involved in the Bartleby School and outside supporters, such as ETSU’s Travis Watson and Bartleby Director Terry Smith. According to Skeen and Turner, their top priority at the moment is acquiring trash cans through Dr. Corey Gardenhour, Elizabethton City School’s superintendent, although there will more than likely be more clean up days in the future.

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