• Tennessee State Parks to Host National Trails Day Events

    Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 11:39am

    Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free, guided hikes at all 56 parks on Saturday, June 4. The variety of ranger-led hikes will include historical tours, waterfall viewing, trail building and much more. With more than 1,000 miles of trails ranging from easy, paved paths to rugged backcountry trails to scenic waterways, there’s a hike for everyone.

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  • Tennessee State Parks Asks Public Not to Move Firewood

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 3:05pm

    Tennessee State Parks, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and The Nature Conservancy, is advising the public of a new policy regarding bringing firewood into parks.

    Beginning June 1, Tennessee State Parks will advise visitors to use certified heat-treated wood. The new policy aims to prevent or slow the introduction of exotic insects or diseases into parks that could otherwise threaten the health of our trees and forests.

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  • $9.2 Million in Water and Wastewater Construction Loans Awarded

    Monday, April 11, 2016 | 10:59am

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced that two communities and one Water and Wastewater Authority have been approved to receive $9.2 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements through the State Revolving Fund Loan Program.

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  • Tennessee State Parks to Offer Volunteer Events on TN Promise Saturday

    Friday, April 08, 2016 | 1:04pm

    Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas are offering volunteer events across the state to help Tennessee Promise scholars log community service hours for TN Promise Saturday on April 16. With nearly 60 projects already planned, this is a great opportunity for young people to serve their community in a beautiful setting.

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  • TDEC Issues Temporary Water Contact Advisory in Memphis

    Wednesday, April 06, 2016 | 3:53pm

    Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has issued a temporary Water Contact Advisory for McKellar Lake and the lower portion of Cypress Creek in Memphis following new E. coli results from a broken sewer line.

    The new results indicate an extremely high level of E. coli in all sample locations, which encompasses a significant portion of McKellar Lake, more specifically east, south and west of Treasure Island. Results indicate levels of E. coli up to 300 times the recreational criteria for streams and up to 580 times the recreational criteria for lakes.

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