Environment & Conservation

Bledsoe Creek State Park to Hold Special Music Festival September 8

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 | 11:51 am

Event Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary

GALLATIN, Tenn. – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Bledsoe Creek State Park will host a special music festival on Saturday, September 8, beginning at 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.  

Join the Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee September 8-15

Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 12:06 pm

23rd Annual Event to Loop through Middle and East Tennessee Regions

NASHVILLE — Bicycle enthusiasts across the state are preparing for the annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee, which will kick off its 23rd year with a seven-day ride beginning Sept. 8 and will feature a loop through some of Middle and East Tennessee’s most beautiful landscapes. 

Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards Recognize Positive Impacts Across the Tennessee

Friday, August 24, 2012 | 12:43 pm
TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey present Gary Barrigar of Elizabethton (center) with the Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award at the 2012 Governor's Environmental Achievement Awards.
TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey present Gary Barrigar of Elizabethton (center) with the Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Conservation Achievement Award at the 2012 Governor's Environmental Achievement Awards.

Gary W. Barrigar of Carter County Receives the Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award

NASHVILLE – Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau presented the 2012 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards at the Ellington Agriculture Center campus in Nashville today, recognizing 11 honorees whose efforts have made a positive impact on Tennessee’s natural resources.  

Big Hill Pond State Park to Hold Anniversary 5K Walk / Run September 1

Friday, August 24, 2012 | 09:04 am

Event Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary

POCAHONTAS, Tenn. – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Big Hill Pond State Park will host a 5K Walk / Run event on Saturday, September 1, beginning at 9 a.m. at the park’s picnic pavilion.  This event is free and open to the public.  

11 Counties Eligible to Receive State Recycling Rebates

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | 04:00 pm

Top Waste Generators Based on 2012 Reporting Data Eligible 

NASHVILLE – The Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Solid Waste Management is notifying 11 counties and their municipalities that generate the most waste in Tennessee that they are eligible for recycling rebates based on their final 2011 waste generation reporting data.