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­Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful News

1st Annual Arbor Day Event A Huge Success­

We planted 16 trees at the Soddy-Daisy Bird Sanctuary Park on March 5th.

Keep-Soddy Daisy Beautiful, in conjunction with Ivy Academy and the City of Soddy-Daisy sponsored the city’s first Arbor Day Celebration on March 5th, 2022. A mix of hardwood and flowering trees were planted at Pine Tree Park (also known as the Bird Sanctuary) on Dayton Pike. The park, located on Soddy Lake, is used year-round to kayak, cool off in the lake, picnic, fish, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful view.­

Community Cleanup Challenge

Keep-Soddy Daisy Beautiful, will be hosting our 1st annual Community Cleanup Challenge April 18th – 25th.This event is open to all citizens in Hamilton County, TN and the surrounding areas. We invite your school, club, church, group, or business to compete against each other and see who can cleanup the most trash in Hamilton County.

This will be a fun event with PRIZES and a VOLUNTEER CELEBRATION!

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Best Themed Team
  • Most Bizarre Trash Item Found
  • Largest Item Found
  • Most Trash Picked Cleaned (will be measured per volunteer to keep it fair)
  • Most Donation Collected (for those who aren’t physically able to pick up trash)

We will crown one group as the champions of 2022 Community Cleanup Challenge and they will have to try and keep their title in 2023.

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T-Shirt Contest

Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful Mural Project

Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful is looking for interested artists or painters to submit concept drawings for an outdoor wall mural on Wimpies Country Restaurant. The historically themed project should feature a “bridge from the past to the future.” Contact Terry for more details at [email protected] ​​­

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1st Annual Fall Festival

On Oct 2, 2021 we organized and ran the first Annual Soddy-Daisy Fall Festival, which was free to the 1200+ attendees. In addition to promoting our group, we provided free activities for kids, recruited volunteers for future activities, and hosted dozens of local vendors.­
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­Community Meetings

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The first two quarterly meetings with the community were held. Each was hosted by one of our local partners – Northside Neighborhood House and the Soddy-Daisy Vietnam Veterans.


Sequoya Road Cleanup

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One of our earlier cleanups was covered by a local TV Station.­


Soddy-Daisy Farmer’s Market

We have worked to reinvigorate the Soddy-Daisy Farmers Market which had stopped attracting vendors and visitors. See our Facebook group for more information.


­Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful Community Cleanup Fall 2021


Our most recent litter cleanup on Nov 13, 2021 had our best turn out so far with over 20 volunteers including the Mayor of Soddy-Daisy. The local business community donated pizza, drinks and gift cards (for prizes) as well for our volunteers. Below is part of the team at the end of our cleanup. In total we’ve collected well over 200 bags of trash and 50 tires in 2021.


­Community Garden

We proposed the creation of a community garden to the City and have preliminary approval to proceed. Our partner in this effort is the North Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.­


Hamilton County Master Gardeners Fall Festival


­We organized volunteers from the Sierra Club, Chattanooga Tree Commission, TN Division of Forestry, and the Signal Mountain Tree Board to host a booth on Trees at the Hamilton County Master Gardeners Fall Festival on September 25, 2021­


Keep the TN River Beautiful Cleanups

We joined Keep the TN River Beautiful for two cleanups on the Tennessee River.­
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Soddy-Daisy Tree Board

We proposed the creation of a Tree Board to the City of Soddy-Daisy and were given permission to proceed. We have led this effort, which includes:­

  • Defining the goals and structure of the Board
  • Created partnerships (Chattanooga Tree Commission, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Signal Mountain Tree Board, Hamilton County Master Gardeners, TN Division of Forestry, KELCURT Foundation, and Ivy Academy, a Hamilton County Magnet School focused on environmental studies)
  • Planning activities for 2022
  • Communicating plans with the City Commissioners, with the goal of formally chartering the Tree Board in 2022

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You can read about our other projects.­

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Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful

10773 Loop Road, 37379, Soddy-Daisy

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