Environment & Conservation

Cumberland Mountain State Park to Hold Anniversary Event July 18

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 03:24 pm

Celebration Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Cumberland Mountain State Park will hold a special community event on Wednesday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Media are invited to attend.    

Warriors’ Path State Park Dedicates Addition to Darrell’s Dream Playground July 16

Monday, July 09, 2012 | 04:56 pm

New Equipment Designed to Promote Interactive Play for Children of All Abilities 

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Tennessee State Parks will join the Friends of Warriors’ Path State Park and the Kingsport Lions Club on Monday, July 16, for a tour and ceremony dedicating newly installed equipment at the park’s Darrell’s Dream Boundless Playground. 

TDEC Urges Voluntary Water Conservation Measures

Friday, July 06, 2012 | 02:59 pm

Maintaining Adequate Water Supply is an Issue of Both Supply and Demand

NASHVILLE – As hot, dry conditions continue across the state, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is asking communities to be mindful of their water-usage practices and to adhere to any voluntary or mandatory water conservation requests made by local utility districts.  Private water well users also are encouraged to conserve water and have a plan of action in place as drought conditions persist.  

Wynnewood State Historic Site Slated to Reopen July 4

Monday, July 02, 2012 | 05:46 pm

Nashville – The Tennessee Historical Commission announced today the grand re-opening of the Wynnewood State Historic site, which is slated for Wednesday, July 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Located at 210 Old Highway 25 East in Castalian Springs, the state-owned historic site has been under renovation since a devastating EF3 tornado in 2008 severely damaged the site.  

Fall Creek Falls State Park to Hold Anniversary Event July 4

Monday, July 02, 2012 | 05:44 pm

Celebration Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. – Fall Creek Falls State Park will hold a Fourth of July celebration, which will also commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary.  This special community event is slated for Wednesday, July 4, with activities slated throughout the day.  

2012 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards Announced

Thursday, June 28, 2012 | 04:00 pm

Individuals, Organizations and Projects Honored for Achievements 

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced the winners of the 2012 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards today.  The 11 winners will be recognized for their achievements and positive impact on the state’s natural resources in an awards ceremony to be held in Nashville on August 24.