March Through May Proclaimed For Great American Cleanup Beautification Project

Looking on as Fentress County Executive J. Michael Cross signs a proclamation  designating March through May as “Great American Cleanup” are, front row, left to right: Max Goodpasture, Fentress Co. Sheriff’s Office; John Gunter, Fentresss Co. U-T Extension Agent; Gail Dishmon, Jamestown City Recorder; Kim Davidson, Fentress Co. Commissioner; Wanda Tompkins, Fentress Co. Trustee, and Jackie Selby, Fentress Co. Solid Waste Director.  Back row, left to right: Alan Wasik, Pickett State Park Superintendent; Mickey Brown and Jason Gasper. Fentress Co. Solid Waste Department, and Larry Moles, Mayor, City of Allardt.

Looking on as Fentress County Executive J. Michael Cross signs a proclamation designating March through May as “Great American Cleanup” are, front row, left to right: Max Goodpasture, Fentress Co. Sheriff’s Office; John Gunter, Fentresss Co. U-T Extension Agent; Gail Dishmon, Jamestown City Recorder; Kim Davidson, Fentress Co. Commissioner; Wanda Tompkins, Fentress Co. Trustee, and Jackie Selby, Fentress Co. Solid Waste Director. Back row, left to right: Alan Wasik, Pickett State Park Superintendent; Mickey Brown and Jason Gasper. Fentress Co. Solid Waste Department, and Larry Moles, Mayor, City of Allardt.

The Fentress County Solid Waste Department joined a group of volunteers to kick off the Great American Cleanup Project, set for March through May in our community, with a proclamation signing at the office of Fentress Co. Executive J. Michael Cross on Monday, February 22.

The proclamation follows:

THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT MARCH-MAY 2016

The Fentress County Solid Waste Department  will lead a group of volunteers to kick off the GAC Project, March-May and our community will be participating in Community Events that will leave lasting  impressions on our county.

Fentress County will join the Keep TN Beautiful (University of Memphis) and Keep America Beautiful, Inc., which was established in 1953, and it’s the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization.  This national nonprofit forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.  Its signature program, the “Great American Cleanup” is one of the many initiatives that encourages people to care for communities through volunteer participation.

Fentress County has abundant natural beauty and an environmental heritage of conservation of natural Resources; and it is the responsibility of all citizens of Fentress County to protect and enhance these natural resources so they may be passed on to future generations.  After all, public land is owned by citizens, and only managed through trust by municipalities; county, state and federal governments and we have the spirit of volunteerism permeating the history of Fentress County.

The Keep Tennessee Beautiful Program at the University of Memphis serves as a resource center for the TN Great American Cleanup, in coordination with the Tennessee Department of Transportation to provide ways for communities across the state to spotlight the environment benefits of litter prevention, source reduction, recycling and comprehensive solid waste management.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.