My name is Madeline Adams and I am the new CAC AmeriCorps worker here at Keep Blount Beautiful. It has been an exciting first week getting into the groove of things. Mallory and Jared have been a huge help getting me settled in and ready to tackle any project that might come my way.
So far, I have been hard at work getting volunteers to sign up for our Big Orange Trash Bash (If you’d like to participate let me knowJ). I have also participated in a litter pick up with Jared and Mallory collecting a total of six bags of trash in less than half of a mile. That’s a lot of litter! We have also started the beginning stages of restoring one of our trailers. We hope to have the trailer newly painted with a fresh Keep Blount Beautiful sign on it for the Big Orange Trash Bash, so if you want to see our new, pretty trailer come out and participate!
Aside from working on a few projects and relentlessly using this post to get you guys to volunteer, I have been learning a lot about the programs we offer and resources available in Blount County. I was so shocked to find that Spectra is the only recycling company in the county and that as of right now there is nowhere to recycle glass. Jared has also taught me a lot from the Landfill tour he gave me and from giving me a tour of our awesome EcoCenter.
I cannot wait to use the many resources we have for educating, beautifying and sustaining Blount County. I am looking forward to learning more about the region and working side by side with KBB to make it a beautiful place to live. The next ten months with Keep Blount Beautiful will be a new and stretching experience for me but also a fun way to connect with new people and gain new skills.