Environment & Conservation

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.  

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.