Environment & Conservation

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. 

Paris Landing State Park to Hold Anniversary Event June 26

Friday, June 22, 2012 | 03:15 pm

Celebration Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary 


BUCHANAN, Tenn. – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Paris Landing State Park will hold a special gathering on Tuesday, June 26, beginning at 8 a.m.  The event will be held at the Paris Landing Inn and is open to the public.  


Pickwick Landing State Park to Hold Anniversary Event and Open House June 23

Thursday, June 21, 2012 | 03:32 pm

Celebration Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary

PICKWICK DAM, Tenn. – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Pickwick Landing State Park will hold a special community event on Saturday, June 23, celebrating both the anniversary and the dedication of the newly renovated marina store. 

$2.3 Million in Clean Tennessee Energy Grants Awarded

Thursday, June 21, 2012 | 01:20 pm

Seventeen Recipients to Receive Grants for Projects Benefiting Both the Environment and Bottom Line


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today awarded more than $2.3 million to fund energy efficiency projects for local governments and municipalities, utilities, other organizations and private entities across Tennessee.


Fort Loudoun to Commemorate 250th Anniversary of Henry Timberlake’s Visit to the Cherokee Overhill; June 23-24 Events

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | 04:25 pm

Celebration Will Also Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary 

VONORE, Tenn. – The year 2012 marks two important anniversaries at Fort Loudoun State Historic Park, including the 250th anniversary of British Lieutenant Henry Timberlake’s visit to the region in 1762 and Tennessee State Parks’ own 75th Anniversary. To help commemorate these two important milestones, the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum and Fort Loudoun State Historic Area will hold a variety of programs and activities on Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24.  

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.