Environment & Conservation

Six Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Monday, April 14, 2014 | 11:54 am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Historical Commission has announced six Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources. The Tennessee Historical Commission administers the program in Tennessee.

TDEC and the City of Bristol Announce New Energy Efficiency Assistance Program

Friday, April 11, 2014 | 09:17 am

Program Will Provide Low Income Homeowners with Energy-Saving Home Improvements

BRISTOL – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Bristol Mayor Michelle Dolan announce the launch of the Energy Efficiency Assistance Program, a new grant program for low to moderate income homeowners. The program will provide qualifying homeowners with a free in-home energy evaluation and financial assistance to install recommended energy efficiency upgrades.

TDEC to Host South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed Meeting

Monday, April 07, 2014 | 02:36 pm

JACKSON – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will host an interactive event for residents of the South Fork Forked Deer River Watershed on April 21 at 6 p.m. The event is a chance for those that live and work in the watershed area to see what is being done to protect water quality and restore damage and learn what needs to happen to keep the watershed healthy.

TDEC Offers Free Radon Test Kits in Observance of Earth Day

Thursday, April 03, 2014 | 01:11 pm

Kits Available at Statewide Events, Online

NASHVILLE – In observance of Earth Day on April 22, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will distribute complimentary test kits at various events across the state. Throughout the month of April, the department will also educate Tennesseans about the dangers of radon exposure.

TDEC to Host Nonconnah Creek Watershed Meeting

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 | 10:16 am

MEMPHIS –The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation invites residents to attend the Nonconnah Creek Watershed stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, April 22. The meeting will give residents a chance to see what is being done in the Nonconnah Watershed to protect and/or improve water quality.

More Than $15.1 Million in Water and Wastewater Construction Loans Awarded

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 11:24 am

Low-Interest Loans Help Fund Infrastructure Improvements

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced that five communities, two utility districts and two water/wastewater authorities have been approved to receive more than $15.1 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.