Sevier County is one of the most beautiful places in the world!
That’s why over 9 million people from across the world come to visit our county every year. Keep Sevier Beautiful is committed to improving our communities through programs that beautify our environment by promoting responsible planting, distressed property restoration, roadway and waterway beautification. We also encourage our residents and provide resources so they can continue the beauty of our region’s environment and support our local ecosystem by planting native plants, removing invasive exotics.
Greening – or beautification – helps build vibrant communities! Not only does Keep Sevier Beautiful recognize the importance of creating green spaces for the environment, but research shows that beautification has much further reaching benefits. Green spaces have shown to increase property values, yield increased revenue streams and decreases infrastructure costs by aiding in stormwater and soil erosion.
Spending time around plants and gardens has been shown to increase life satisfaction and decrease stress, aggression, and mental fatigue. The act of gardening is also a great way to get exercise, and edible gardening provides fresh and healthy produce.
Our Beautification Programs:
- 250K Tree Day
- An initiative from the Tennessee Environmental Council to help plant 250K trees across the entire state on one day. KSB serves as a pick up location for the community to get their trees as well as a host for a tree planting event.
- ReLeaf the Smokies
- An initiative started by the KSB Beautification Committee to help alleviate some of the damage done from the November 2016 wildfires in the smoky mountains. Through the partnership with Volunteer East TN and the Appalachian Service Project, we assist Homeowner's who were affected by the wildfires with the beautification of their properties. To donate to this initiative click here.
- National Planting Day
- A Keep America Beautiful annual initiative to increase the number of native plants, bring natural beauty and sustainable urban infrastructure to "built environments," create community-supported sustainable vegetable and fruit gardens, and restore vacant lots with low-maintenance indigenous plants and trees in under-served urban and rural neighborhoods.
- National Public Lands Day
- National Environmental Education Foundation annual initiative to help restore the natural beauty to public lands for the community to enjoy and cherish.
- Ongoing Planting Projects
- Keep Sevier Beautiful works with the county to throughout the year to help with several planting and beautification projects.