Friday, November 21, 2014 · 9:49 p.m.

Park Stewards ask for public's help in cleanup day scheduled for Nov. 10

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Hundreds of plastic bottles were found littered about in the Tyner community this week. (Photo: Contributed)

The Park Stewards, a group of Chattanooga citizens dedicated to keeping the city's parks and public lands clean, will host a cleanup in the Tyner community Saturday, Nov. 10.

If you go

What: Trail restoration and cleanup 

Where: Tyner Community Center, 6900 Ty-Hi Drive (next to Tyner Academy)

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Officials said that the cleanup day was scheduled on short notice after park crews found hundreds of plastic bottles strewn along the walking trail and the retention ponds next to Tyner Academy. 

All ages are encouraged to attend, and no registration is necessary (though you can sign up here). Simply show up at the Tyner Community Center Saturday morning, and grabbers, plastic gloves and trash bags will be provided.

Anyone who can provide a wheelbarrow or rake is encouraged to do so.

The Chattanooga Department of Parks and Recreation will deliver crushed stone to spread along the existing trail and provide fill-in material in preparation for the cleanup day. This is considered the first phase of the Park Stewards' plan for this area, and phase two will be scheduled for another time. 

Officials said that future plans include finishing the trail system, creating signage, identifying vegetation and implementing distance markers. 

Contact Brian Smith for more information.

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