Environment & Conservation

TDEC to Announce Statewide Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Recipients in Memphis on June 21

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 05:18 pm

Seventeen grants will be announced, including recipients in Shelby and Tipton Counties

Nashville – Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau will announce the statewide recipients of the new Clean Tennessee Energy Grants, with more than $2.3 million to be awarded to 17 communities across the state for projects designed to increase costs savings and decrease emissions. 

The announcement will be made in Memphis and will highlight two of the grant winners from the West Tennessee area. The city of Covington in Tipton County will receive $250,000 – the highest grant amount that can be awarded – for a Waste Biomass Gasification to Energy project designed to create electricity and utilize the city’s wood waste and biosolids as fuel. Greene Turbine, LLC in Shelby County is slated to receive $125,000 to commercialize the facility’s unique, patent-pending technology, harnessing hydrokinetic power from underwater turbines in the Mississippi River for delivery to Tennessee’s electrical grid. 

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park to Hold Anniversary Event June 21

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | 05:14 pm

Celebration Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park will hold a special community event on Thursday, June 21, beginning at 7 p.m. (ET).  The event coincides with Sycamore Shoals’ own 36th anniversary of the park’s dedication in 1976. 

Panther Creek State Park to Hold Anniversary Event June 14

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | 02:52 pm

Celebration Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Panther Creek State Park will hold a special community event on Thursday, June 14, beginning at 11:45 a.m. The event is open to the public.  

Red Clay State Historic Park to Hold Anniversary Event June 14

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | 12:50 pm

Celebration Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Red Clay State Park will hold a special community event on Thursday, June 14, beginning at 10 a.m.  The event coincides with Red Clay’s own 33rd anniversary of the park’s dedication in 1979. 

Tennessee Historical Commission Announces June Meeting

Thursday, June 07, 2012 | 02:34 pm

Collierville Meeting on June 15 is Open to the Public

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Historical Commission announced today its regular meeting of the Commission members is scheduled for Friday, June 15, at the Morton Museum of Collierville History, located at 196 North Main Street in Collierville, Tenn.   The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. 

$25.5 Million in Water and Wastewater Construction Loans Awarded

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 | 02:56 pm

Low-Interest Loans Help Fund Infrastructure Improvements

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced that two communities, one water authority, and one water/wastewater authority have been approved to receive a total of $25.5 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.

Burgess Falls State Park and Natural Area Will Host 8th Annual Butterfly Garden Celebration June 16

Monday, June 04, 2012 | 02:42 pm
Burgess Falls Annual Butterfly Celebration Slated for June 16
Burgess Falls Annual Butterfly Celebration Slated for June 16

SPARTA, Tenn. – Burgess Falls State Park and Natural Area in Sparta will host the eighth annual Butterfly Garden Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16.  A variety of educational programs will be offered in the award-winning Native Butterfly Garden and surrounding park for this event.