The Tennessee Historical Commission has awarded 31 grants from the federal Historic Preservation Fund to community and civic organizations for projects that support the preservation of historic and archaeological resources.
Friday, July 15, 2016 | 9:48am
Friday, July 15, 2016 | 9:46am
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced that nine development districts will receive grants totaling more than $450,000 to support solid waste management activities in Tennessee communities.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 | 9:12am
Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas are offering volunteer events across the state to help Tennessee Promise scholars log community service hours on Saturday, July 23.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 | 7:45am
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is now accepting applications for Recycling and Waste Reduction Grants, as well as Recycling Rebates. The application period began July 1, 2016 and applications are due October 3, 2016.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 11:32am
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has awarded the City of Chattanooga, City of Knoxville, City of Memphis, and Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County $127,500 each for the operation and/or maintenance of permanent household hazardous waste facilities.
Monday, June 27, 2016 | 1:45pm
Jenny Howard was recently promoted to general counsel at TDEC. She had been the department’s deputy general counsel since 2012. The Office provides legal support to the entire department – including environmental regulatory staff, parks and conservation staff, and in-house administrative services.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | 9:48am
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau presented Henry “Woody” McLaughlin with the Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards on June 15.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 | 10:21am
Soak Creek, a tributary of the Piney River in East Tennessee, has been named Tennessee’s newest Scenic River – the first designation since 2001.
After unanimous bipartisan approval by the State House and Senate, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation adding Soak Creek to the list of 15 state waterways designated as Scenic Rivers. Winding through Bledsoe, Cumberland and Rhea Counties, a specific segment of Soak Creek – from its junction with Georgia Branch near Stinging Falls State Natural Area to its intersection with the Piney River near Piney Falls State Natural Area – received the designation.
Monday, June 13, 2016 | 8:20am
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today issued a precautionary fish consumption advisory for bass and crappie species in Springville Bottom due to high levels of mercury revealed in sampling data. Springville Bottom is a waterfowl management area adjacent to the Big Sandy embayment.
Friday, June 10, 2016 | 9:07am
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced that five communities and one Water and Wastewater Authority have been approved to receive more than $60 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 | 7:39am
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced the winners of the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards. The awards recognize exceptional voluntary actions that improve or protect the environment and natural resources with projects or initiatives not required by law or regulation.
Monday, June 06, 2016 | 1:00pm
Celebrate Father’s Day with one of Tennessee State Parks’ gift offerings. Show your appreciation with a special buffet on June 19, a magazine subscription, or a gift card or golf package.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 | 8:54am
The Tennessee Historical Commission announced the addition of three Tennessee sites to the National Register of Historic Places on May 20.
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.
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.