Environment & Conservation

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.  

Environment and Conservation Lifts Fayetteville Sewer Connection Moratorium

Thursday, August 09, 2012 | 02:44 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced today that a six-year sewer connection moratorium for the city of Fayetteville has been lifted due to major improvements made to the community’s wastewater treatment plant and collection system, in addition to the city’s ability to meet the requirements of an Agreed Order issued in January 2006. 

Environment and Conservation Lifts Monteagle Sewer Connection Moratorium

Tuesday, August 07, 2012 | 02:59 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced today that a seven-year sewer connection moratorium for the town of Monteagle has been lifted due to major improvements made to the town’s wastewater treatment plant and collection system and the town’s ability to meet the requirements of an Agreed Order issued in January 2005. 

TDEC Reminds Wild Ginseng Harvesters About Law Changes

Monday, August 06, 2012 | 02:15 pm
Wild American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) with ripe red berries
Wild American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) with ripe red berries

Changes Impact Harvest and Buying Seasons; Public Participation Opportunities Also Announced

NASHVILLE – As part of the Department of Environment and Conservation’s regulatory role regarding the export of wild American ginseng, the Division of Natural Areas is sending out a reminder to harvesters about the 2012 law change.  A series of upcoming public participation opportunities to address potential rule changes has also been announced.  

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park to Hold Cherokee Victory Garrison August 11-12

Thursday, August 02, 2012 | 02:45 pm

Weekend Festivities Will Take Visitors Back in Time

VONORE, Tenn. – Take a step back in time at Fort Loudoun State Historic Park’s Cherokee Victory Garrison Weekend, slated for August 11-12. Free and open to the public, the weekend will blend educational opportunities with a full roster of fun family-friendly activities.  Activities will kick off at 10 a.m. both days, ending at 5 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. 

Edgar Evins State Park to Hold Anniversary Event August 9

Wednesday, August 01, 2012 | 01:27 pm

Celebration Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary

SILVER POINT, Tenn. – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Edgar Evins State Park will hold a special community event on Thursday, August 9, beginning at 1:30 p.m.  The event is open to the public.  

T.O. Fuller State Park to Hold Anniversary Event August 4

Wednesday, August 01, 2012 | 01:26 pm

Annual Fuller Fest Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary 

MEMPHIS – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, T.O. Fuller State Park will hold a special community event on Saturday, August 4, beginning at 9 a.m. as part of its annual Fuller Fest celebration.  This event is open to the public.