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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Kingsport and the New Vision Youth Receive Statewide Recognition


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dec. 7, 2021 – More than1,000 volunteers across the state joined forces last month to remove 46,067 pounds of litter in their communities as part of the first ever No Trash November, a month-long initiative created to ensure Tennessee roadways are safe from the harmful effects of litter in advance of increased holiday travel.

Special recognition was given to Keep Kingsport Beautiful for collecting 12,270 pounds of litter and the Appalachia Dam Watchers Adopt-A-Highway group for collecting 7,726 pounds.

The New Vision Youth group was part of the city-wide effort to rid the Riverview community of trash and debris.

The initiative, spearheaded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation's (TDOT) litter prevention campaign, "Nobody Trashes Tennessee" and in partnership with Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB) affiliates and Adopt-A-Highway groups, far exceeded its goal of removing 20,000 pounds of litter from the state’s roadways. All told, 1,001 volunteers participated in 56 cleanups, collecting 2,180 bags of litter and 2,501 pounds of large items.