KACB 2012 Fall Newsletter

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KACB 2012 Fall Newsletter

  1. 1. FALL 2012 Keep Anderson County Beautiful www.keepandersoncountybeautiful.org INVASIVE PLANTS WORKSHOP While some might think kudzu blanketing a hillside is strangely beautiful, it is actually smothering the forest (or buildings) beneath it. Also known as mile-a-minute plant, controlling it has been a difficult challenge especially for those whose yards are bordered by the invasive plant. Keep Anderson County Beautiful TNEPPC in conjunction with Educates the Anderson County Fair KACB, ORNL, EQAB, TCWP, andKeep Anderson County Beautiful handed out the UT Arboretum are sponsoring a workshop on how to controlmaterial on how to recycle and made sure the kudzu and other invasive plants infairgrounds were clean and that people recycled East Tennessee.their left over food containers. The cigarette buttcontainers for your car were a popular item. Invasive plant specialists fromPictured from left to right are Pam Turner, Angela TNEPPC will provide information to identify, manage, and preventGoodale, "Stinker" (thanks to Alisa Lane) and Merny invasive plant problems. Break-outHughey who picked up litter and passed out sessions will help homeowners,cigarette butt containers to all the fair goers. Also gardeners, and land managerspictured are Jimmy and Kristin Olsen. develop control plans and discuss eradication options.Save the Date! The workshop is September 21Invasive Plants Workshop Electronics Recycling from 8:30-12 at the Oak Ridge November 10, 2012 Civil Center.September 21, 20128:30am-12:00pm 10:00am-2:00pm$5.00 at the 95 Oak Ridge Turnpike,Oak Ridge Civic Center Oak RidgeGo to: (the old ACE Hardware)www.oakridgeinvasiveplants.eventbrite.com
  2. 2. KEEP ANDERSON COUNTY BEAUTIFUL FALL 2012Keep America Beautiful is mobilizing Americans to support local ecosystems by planting nativespecies of trees, shrubs, and plants through a new call to action. The first National Planting Day willtake place on Saturday, September 8 through Friday, November 30. You may have even seen thempromoting their cause on the Today Show. How exciting!Let’s Get Dirty!The last thing you may want to do is get dirty, but National Planting Day may change your mind.You don’t have to be a farmer, own a nursery or be a green thumb, anyone can plant a tree, shrub,flowers or even vegetables. Many people plant to make their yards beautiful or feed their family.Whatever the reason, it can be fun and get you moving to help yourself and the earth. Yes, you willget dirty and maybe even muddy, maybe even feel like a kid again and yes, it can be fun. Don’t beafraid if you run into a creepy crawly. They also help the earth thrive.How Do I Get Started?There are many websites to surf to choose the right kind of tree or flower that you want to take careof and help grow. Local nurseries also have many experts on their staff to get you the perfect tree,plant or flowers. So grab your shovel, hoe, gloves, a friend or family member and get digging. Keep Anderson County Board Members Ruby Miller, Board Chair Angela Goodale Marlene Witt, Chair Elect Larrissa Henderson Pat Imperato, Vice Chair Merny Hughey Linda Kimmel, Acting Executive Director Linda Johnston Kristin Olsen, Treasurer Hank Julian Pamela Turner, Secretary Alisa Lane Belinda Aurin Kathy Mohrman James Barnes Athanasia Senecal Lewis Robin Biloski Ellen Smith John Byrd Joey Smith Chuck Fritts Cyndy Steele Geoff Trabalka 2
  3. 3. KEEP ANDERSON COUNTY BEAUTIFUL FALL 2012 KACB ActivitiesOak Ridge National Night OutAnderson County District Attorney, David Clark(left) and Oak Ridge Police Chief, James Akagi,support the "Littering Stinks" message conveyedby “Stinker” at the recent Oak Ridge NationalNight Out, a litter free event. Loving Lake City Cleanup Loving Lake City had a cleanup on August 25 from 10-12:30pm. Several bags of litter were picked up including one bag full of cigarette butts. Pictured are Alisa Lane (left) and Angela Goodale with Keep Anderson County Beautiful. Making Oak Ridge Entrances BeautifulIn January of 2012, KACB partnered withthe Oak Ridge Rotary Clubs to installlandscaping for the communityorganizational signs to be placed at four ofthe major entrances to the City of Oak Ridge. Threehave been complete; the Pellissippi entrance off theSolway bridge; Oak Ridge Turnpike coming fromClinton; and the entrance on Illinois coming fromOliver Springs. Norris Day, 4th of July Celebration KACB set up a beautiful booth at the 2012 Norris Day Celebration in the lovely Town of Norris’s Commons area. This was the 3rd year that KACB hosted an informational booth during the festivities. Visitors to the KACB booth were encouraged to continue or begin recycling efforts and educational material was provided. 3
  4. 4. KEEP ANDERSON COUNTY BEAUTIFUL FALL 2012 Become a Member KACB relies heavily on membership donations as a source of funding. Being a member of KACB is important in order to help further the program’s effectiveness and heighten public awareness in the community. Visit our website at www.keepandersoncountybeautiful.org to see membership levels and “like” us on Facebook. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 6305, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.Keep Anderson County BeautifulP.O. Box 6305Oak Ridge, TN 37830 [Recipient] Address Line 1 Address Line 2 Address Line 3 Address Line 4

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