Environment & Conservation

Public Comment Period Extended for Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan

Friday, November 14, 2014 | 02:57 pm

The comment period for the 2015-2025 Solid Waste and Materials Management plan has been extended 30 days from the original deadline of Friday, November 14, 2014. Written comments will now be accepted through Monday, December 15, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. CST. The comment period was extended due to concerns and requests for additional time from various stakeholders.

Tennessee State Parks Announce Special Winter Rates

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 10:10 am

Offering Convenient Quality Accommodations at an Exceptional Value

NASHVILLE - Tennessee State Parks will offer special winter rates for 360 cabins in 18 parks across the state, along with individual rooms at our six state park inns, from Nov. 15, 2014, through March 15, 2015. With a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in Tennessee, families and groups seeking unique recreation opportunities and high-quality accommodations can find the perfect getaway – all at an exceptional value and a bit closer to home.

Tennessee State Parks’ Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

Monday, November 10, 2014 | 01:40 pm

Enjoy Food, Friends and Family for a Traditional Holiday Meal at Eight State Parks

NASHVILLE - Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family, while surrounding yourself with Tennessee’s natural wonders during this season of thanksgiving. Tennessee State Park officials are pleased to announce that all eight state park restaurants will be open Thursday, Nov. 27, serving their annual Thanksgiving Day feast.

Haslam and TDEC Announce Next Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Cycle

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 | 09:17 am

Funding Helps Promote Energy Efficiency Projects, Benefiting the Environment and Bottom Line

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced a fourth offering of the Clean Tennessee Energy Grants, totaling $2 million, to fund energy efficiency projects for municipal governments, county governments, utility districts and other similar entities across Tennessee.

Tennessee State Parks Offer Special Discounts to Veterans

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 12:34 pm

Veterans Day Designated a Free State Park Day for Tennessee Veterans

NASHVILLE - Tennessee State Parks announced today its annual free state parks day for all Tennessee veterans offering one free night of camping and/or a complimentary round of golf with appropriate identification. Veterans Day is Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Governor Haslam Dedicates Trail at Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 10:35 am
Governor Haslam and Natural Areas Staff: Sunny Fleming, Brian Ross, Brian Bowen, Anne Marshall, Director Roger McCoy, Governor Haslam, Forrest Evans, Lisa Huff and David Lincicome
Governor Haslam and Natural Areas Staff: Sunny Fleming, Brian Ross, Brian Bowen, Anne Marshall, Director Roger McCoy, Governor Haslam, Forrest Evans, Lisa Huff and David Lincicome

Governor Haslam joined staff from the Tennessee Division of Natural Areas, Tennessee State Parks and the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation on Oct. 24 to dedicate a new trail at Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area.