Members of the Green Team working recently at "Cay's Corner," at Corridor J and Signal Mountain Road, are, from left, young volunteers Sarah Kate Brock and Davis Brock, holding the sign, and immediately behind them Cay and Anne Ozburn. In back are Nick Nicholson, Liz Dickerson, Jamie Brock, Jim McCall, Julia Ratliff, Doug Mosier, John Boyle and Bill Freels. Click on picture to enlarge.
The City of Chattanooga and Mayor Bob Corker recently honored Chattanooga’s Green Team for efforts of team volunteers in the beautification and maintenance of various gateways in and around the city.
A proclamation signed by Mayor Corker cited the late Dr. John Huckaba who founded the Green Team and his widow, Ann Huckaba, who has carried on the work to provide planting at freeway intersections on Broad Street and through the downtown and North Chattanooga areas.
Ms. Huckaba said the Green Team continues its efforts to beautify entrances into the city and said more volunteers are being sought to continue and expand this effort. She said no experience is necessary and volunteers have the opportunity to work three or four times a month for two to three hours at a time.
The proclamation said Dr. Huckaba “was a true visionary with the dream of seeing Chattanooga become the best mid-sized city in America.” The proclamation added that the Green Team he formed “played a key role in bringing about the planting of trees and other plants along South Broad Street as well as various other gateways into our scenic city.”
Ms. Huckaba said the Green Team volunteers are a dedicated group of people who take pride in the community as well as having fun gardening at the interstate gateways and seeing the results of their labor.
She said anyone wishing more information about the Green Team or wishing to volunteer may contact her at 886-3778.