Environment & Conservation

Haslam Announces TDOT, TDEC Grants for Overton County

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 09:14 am

More than $730,000 in grants will enhance the public square and create a new two-acre park in Livingston and improve the Hanging Limb Recreation Center in Overton County


LIVINGSTON – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced three grants totaling more than $730,000 to enhance the public square and create a new two-acre park in Livingston and to improve the Hanging Limb Recreation Center in Overton County. 


“We want Tennessee to continue to be the very best place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality,” Haslam said. “Making downtown areas more inviting and accessible and enhancing our parks and recreation areas improve the lives of Tennesseans.”

Haslam Announces TDOT, TDEC Grants for Franklin County

Monday, July 21, 2014 | 01:37 pm

Grants total almost $500,000 for downtown revitalization in Winchester, improvements in Tims Ford State Park and new lights for Decherd Babe Ruth field 


WINCHESTER – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced three grants totaling nearly $500,000 for revitalization efforts in downtown Winchester, renovations to campsites and trails in Tims Ford State Park, and to replace the lights at the Babe Ruth field in Decherd. 
 
“We want Tennessee to continue to be the very best place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality,” Haslam said. “Making downtown areas more inviting and accessible and providing opportunities to experience nature and enjoy outdoor activities enhances the lives of Tennesseans and helps us attract more visitors to our state.”

Haslam Announces TDEC, TDOT Grants for Blount County

Friday, July 18, 2014 | 01:38 pm

 
Grants to fund John Sevier Pool Renovation and Alcoa’s Pedestrian Extension Project
 
ALCOA –Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced two grants totaling nearly $1 million to renovate the John Sevier Pool in Maryville and improve the pedestrian experience in Alcoa.
 
“Building new trails and sidewalks and improving a community pool helps promote recreational and healthy ways for residents and visitors to get out and enjoy their neighborhoods, and they’re important to making Tennessee the best place to live, work and raise a family,” Haslam said.

Haslam Announces Grants For Waynesboro and Wayne County

Thursday, July 17, 2014 | 11:56 am

Grants total more than $587,000 for energy efficiency improvements, downtown revitalization


WAYNESBORO – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced two grants totaling more than $587,000 for downtown revitalization in Wayne County and energy efficiency improvements at the Green River Surface Water Treatment Plant in Waynesboro.


“These types of projects are critical to strengthening our communities,” Haslam said. “Increasing energy efficiencies saves taxpayer dollars and reduces air emissions and creating a more pedestrian-oriented environment improves our cities’ and towns’ livability and quality of life for Tennesseans.”

Bond Program to Release Additional Request for Proposal for Energy Conservation Projects

Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 02:28 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs announced today the release of the State’s Qualified Energy Conservation Bond (QECB) Program’s Second Request for Proposals (RFP), which will detail how local governments can submit proposals for low-interest bonds to finance qualified energy savings projects.

Tennessee State Parks Announce Opening of 56th State Park

Thursday, July 03, 2014 | 01:01 pm
(L to R): TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau, Linda Claussen, Pete Claussen,  TN State Parks Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill
(L to R): TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau, Linda Claussen, Pete Claussen, TN State Parks Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill

Over 160 Bird Species Identified at Seven Islands State Birding Park

KNOXVILLE – Tennessee State Parks is pleased to announce the newest addition to the parks system, Seven Islands State Birding Park. State and local officials attended the official opening of the 56th state park Tuesday in Knoxville.