Elizabethton Parks and Recreation partners with Keep Carter County Beautiful

Published 1:40 pm Monday, June 7, 2021

Staff Reports:
The Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department once again teamed up with Keep Carter County Beautiful on a wildflower beautification project along the River Front Linear Trail. The beauty of this trail system that runs adjacent to the Watauga River is picturesque and now, with the planting of wildflower beds along several sections of the trail, users will enjoy a new colorful landscape.
“We are very excited about this latest project with Keep Carter County Beautiful as once again, our partnership has added another opportunity to enhance the beauty of an already scenic landscape,” said Mike Mains, Parks and Recreation Director. “Elizabethton has so much to offer and projects like this show a wonderful commitment from our citizens to make our natural resources even more stunning and for that we are very grateful.”
The beautification project consisted of creating four wildflower beds along the trail from the Broad Street Bridge to Race Street, adjacent to the flowing Mill Race. Volunteers prepared the soil for planting and sewed thousands of wildflower seeds in these areas.
In coming days, we hope these areas will thrive with wildflowers and that those that use the Riverfront Linear Trail will enjoy this great project.   

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