Environment & Conservation

Water and Wastewater Construction Loans Awarded

Thursday, December 09, 2010 | 12:55 pm

Low Interest Loans Help Fund Infrastructure Improvements

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced today that two communities and one utility district have been approved to receive low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements. 

 

Chattanooga Artist Selected to Create State Ornaments for 2010 National Christmas Tree Lighting

Monday, December 06, 2010 | 05:20 pm
Signal Mountain Middle / High School Art Students Assist in Design
                                              
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. – Chattanooga-area Artist Susan Parry has been selected to create the state tree ornaments for Tennessee, which will be featured at this year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting event hosted by the National Park Foundation and National Park Service. The event will be held Thursday, December 9, 2010, beginning at 5 p.m., on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. Tennessee’s tree will pay tribute to the state and its beautiful natural resources.

Environment and Conservation Offers 2011 Motorized Trail Grant

Thursday, December 02, 2010 | 11:48 am
February 15 Deadline Set for Grant Applications
 

NASHVILLEThe Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Recreational Trails Program is soliciting grant applications from local governments for a new 2011 Motorized Trail grant, specifically designed to enhance motorized recreation trail opportunities. Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2011.

Darrell’s Dream Playground at Warriors’ Path State Park Gets a Boost in Technology

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 | 02:43 pm
Darrell's Dream Playground at Warriors' Path Brings Classrooms Outdoors
Darrell's Dream Playground at Warriors' Path Brings Classrooms Outdoors
New Digital Capabilities Allow Teachers and Park Staff to Teach in “Boundless” Environment
 
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke and the Friends of Warriors’ Path State Park announced today new wireless high-speed Internet capabilities at Darrell’s Dream Boundless Playground, specifically designed to bring Tennessee’s classrooms outdoors.

Devil’s Backbone Winter Hike Slated for December 11

Monday, November 29, 2010 | 02:43 pm
NASHVILLE – The Department of Environment and Conservation’s Resource Management Division will host a guided hike at Devil’s Backbone State Natural Area in Lewis County near Hohenwald on Saturday, December 11.   Participants should meet at 10 a.m. at the natural area’s parking lot near mile marker 394 on Natchez Trace Parkway, approximately three miles north of Highway 412.

Parks and Recreation Grant Cycle Available to Local Governments in West Tennessee Region

Thursday, November 18, 2010 | 11:55 am
January 31 Deadline Set for Tennessee Recreation Initiative Program Applications
                                                                                            
NASHVILLEThe Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is soliciting Tennessee Recreation Initiative Program grant applications from local governments that do not currently have parks or recreation departments.   TRIP grants help communities create recreation opportunities for citizens by assisting with the establishment of a parks department.