Environment & Conservation

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. 

Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards Ceremony Slated for August 24

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 | 02:57 pm

NASHVILLE – Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey will join Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau on Friday, August 24, for the 2012 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards.  The ceremony will be held at the Ed Jones Auditorium on the Ellington Agriculture Center campus in Nashville beginning at 11:30 a.m.  

Agencies Partner to Offer Green Development Grants

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | 03:13 pm

Grant Program Encourages Green Infrastructure and Low-Impact Development Project

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will once again partner with the Tennessee Stormwater Association, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Department of Transportation to offer a grant program designed to help local governments fund green infrastructure and low-impact development projects. 

Davy Crockett Birthplace State Historic Park to Hold Anniversary Celebration August 17-19

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | 03:10 pm

Crockett Days Festivities Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary

LIMESTONE, Tenn. – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Davy Crockett Birthplace State Historic Park will host a weekend of special community events beginning Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19.  The events are open to the public.