Wildflower Beautification Project brings vibrant colors to Elizabethton

Published 11:24 am Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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Months of dedication, planning, and planting by the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department, Keep Carter County Beautiful, and Main Street Elizabethton, have culminated in a blossoming success story for Elizabethton. The heart of Elizabethton has been touched by the magic of wildflowers. The urban landscape has been brought to life with vibrant colors of wildflower species.

“We are extremely pleased to have been a part of this wonderful project with our community partners,” said Mike Mains, Parks and Recreation Director. “The hard work by Keep Carter County Beautiful volunteers has paid off and we greatly appreciate Board Member Ed Basconi for his wonderful project leadership and Board President Don Hlavaty for his continued support and the Board’s support of beautification projects within the City of Elizabethton and our park system.”

The community’s shared passion for enhancing the city’s green spaces has flourished over the last five years and this project has been another example of Keep Carter County Beautiful’s vibrant testament of their commitment to a sustainable and beautiful Elizabethton. “We are thrilled to be able to work with this wonderful group of volunteers. This has been an annual project and one that gets better and better with time,” said Mains.

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Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Elizabethton Parks and Recreation, the dedicated volunteers from Keep Carter County Beautiful, and the enthusiastic support from Main Street Elizabethton, six locations along the trail have undergone stunning wildflower beautification projects.

We invite everyone to come and see the wildflower beds that are located along the Linear Trail, Mill Race Park, sections of downtown Elizabethton, and Mack Cooke Park. We hope these natural wonders will continue to inspire and remind us of the beauty that arises from cooperation and hard work.

Again, none of this would have been possible without the incredible efforts of our volunteers. Their unwavering commitment, green thumbs, and boundless enthusiasm have brought these wildflower dreams to life. We extend our heartfelt thanks to each person who contributed their time and energy to make this project a resounding success.

For additional comments please feel free to contact Keep Carter County representatives, Ed Basconi at 423-794-6198 and Board President, Don Hlavaty at 734-293-6525.