Environment & Conservation

Department of Justice/EPA Release: U.S. and Tennessee Announce Clean Water Act Agreement with the City of Chattanooga

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | 06:03 pm

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General announced today a comprehensive Clean Water Act settlement with the city of Chattanooga, Tenn.  Chattanooga has agreed to pay a $476,400 civil penalty and make improvements to its sewer systems, estimated by the city at $250 million, to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage.  Chattanooga also has agreed to implement a green infrastructure plan and perform an $800,000 stream restoration project.   

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

Monday, July 16, 2012 | 05:52 pm

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

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Tennessee State Parks joined the Friends of Warriors’ Path State Park, the Kingsport Lions Club and members of the community for a tour and ceremony dedicating interactive new playground equipment at the park’s Darrell’s Dream Boundless Playground. 

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.