An urban forest in East Knoxville is set to double in size.
The Tennessee Clean Water Network closed on five acres of land near Williams Creek. The acquisition puts the urban forest at 10 acres.
The land has been a dump spot for trash in the past, but one official says the land will be a big addition once they clean it up.
"From the top of the hill on the new properties you can see all over; it's a great elevation. You can't see it now because there's weeds everywhere, but when you can, I think it will be a lovely addition to the community," said Rennee Hoyos.
The TCWN will bring in goats to eat away the weeds like kudzu and honeysuckle.