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Beth KinnaneNorth Knoxville, Our Town Neighbors

Keep Knoxville Beautiful announced The Orchids Awards winner for regreening was Edgewood Park and North Knoxville Library.

The collaborative project brought together neighborhood residents, city and county agencies, the University of Tennessee, and other partners to turn the problem of consistent flooding in Edgewood Park into an opportunity for education and innovative, sustainable solutions. Neighbors voted to install an open channel stream in the park that improves the natural habitat while alleviating flooding. In partnership with Knox County Stormwater, UT faculty and students from the College of Social Work and the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science installed a rain garden and educational signage outside of the North Knoxville Branch Library that sits adjacent to Edgewood Park further mitigating water runoff and increasing public awareness.

The Edgewood Park and North Knoxville Branch Library regreening was made possible by city of Knoxville Parks and Recreation.

Karns/Hardin Valley

The Karns Fire Department has a spiffy new boat for servicing its area along Melton Hill Lake.

Fountain City

Meet-up at Vintage Etc. at 3006 Tazewell Pike for a community clean-up in conjunction with Keep Knoxville Beautiful.


Corryton Hospitality Food Pantry will open this Thursday, April 28, from 8:30 a.m. until noon at Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church, 7815 Corryton Road.

Beth Kinnane is the community news editor for KnoxTNToday.com. Click on her name to email events/story ideas.

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