Students who signed up for “Keep Knoxville Beautiful” spent their day cutting, cleaning, and stacking an

Front entrance to Ijams.

Front entrance to Ijams.

invasive plant that the staff at Ijams will use to create small hut-like structures for kids to play in during future visits to Ijams.

Mekinna Morris taking a break during lunch.

Mekinna Morris taking a break during lunch.

Throughout the day students had the chance to try their hand at different types of tools such as pulling the plant out completely by its roots. Others would then haul it up the hill, and then students would use cutters to trim the brush of and then stack them into a pile.

After lunch students had some extra time to explore some of the trails Ijams had to offer before getting back to work.

Madison, the leader of the group for SGA was very happy with the results of the day, “The day was a lot of fun, and I have enjoyed having the chance to interact with different organizations here in Knoxville.”

Posted by Miranda Hudson

Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations

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