Jan 15 2016
09:21 am

I hiked one of these roads just recently and was saddened by what I saw. This is a beautiful area that should be utilized to better serve our community. It is upsetting that some folks callously soil Roane County's natural beauty with their trash.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has closed three access roads in the Mount Roosevelt Wildlife Management Area due to illegal dumping.

TWRA personnel found the remnants of shingles, lumber and other waste items on Jolley Road, Grant Helton Road and another unnamed road while on a December patrol of the area west of Rockwood.

“It’s upsetting to see waste like this,” said TWRA Wildlife Information Specialist Mime Barnes. “We’re very grateful to our hunters and anglers and when we see something like this, it’s very disrespectful to them.”


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