For The Vista
The Friends of Peavine registered last fall with the Tennessee Department of Transportation to adopt two miles of Peavine Road and have recently scheduled a litter pickup for Friday, April 4, beginning at 10 A.M.
“We are excited to launch this new effort,” said Cathy Tipton, moderator of the Friends of Peavine, a small group of local citizens organized to obtain a Scenic Parkway designation for Peavine Road.
Last fall, the Friends of Peavine submitted to the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Commissioner John Schroer a request to have Peavine Road designated as a scenic parkway.
If approved, this designation will protect Peavine Road in the future by placing limitations on the erection of outdoor advertising.
Commission Schroer has not yet made his decision, which may come later this year.
According to Tipton, the selected pickup route begins near Gwin Realty and ends near Village Square.
“Peavine Road has a problem with litter and cleaning up even two miles of it will be a big plus for the area,” Tipton added.
Volunteers will receive a Tennessee Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Safety Guide and information packet, including a volunteer release of liability statement, and a map of our assigned area.
“The route will have warning signs for motorists, and we provide safety vests and trash bags,” said Tipton.
Individuals can volunteer to help with this project by emailing interest to [email protected] or feel free to call 931.456.4714.
Residents can learn more about the Friends’ efforts by visiting their website at www.friendsofpeavine.org.