Environment & Conservation

11 Counties Eligible to Receive State Recycling Rebates

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | 10:47 am
Top waste generators based on 2010 reporting data are 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 2010 waste generation reporting data.

2011 Pow Wow at Red Clay State Park Slated for October 21-23

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | 11:07 am
Red Clay's Third Annual Pow Wow will feature traditional music, food and dance.
Red Clay's Third Annual Pow Wow will feature traditional music, food and dance.

Third Annual Event to Feature Native American Traditions

 
CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Red Clay State Park will host its Third Annual Pow Wow October 21-23, featuring traditional Native American dance, food and arts. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. each day. The festival is open to the public.

Cedars of Lebanon to Host Works Progress Administration Day Oct. 1

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | 10:41 am
Metal working will be just one of the many traditional skills featured at Cedars of Lebanon State Park's WPA Day on Oct. 1.
Metal working will be just one of the many traditional skills featured at Cedars of Lebanon State Park's WPA Day on Oct. 1.
Day of Observance to Honor WPA’s Creation and Impact on Tennessee
 
LEBANON, Tenn. – Cedars of Lebanon State Park will host its annual Works Progress Administration Day on Saturday, Oct. 1. With the theme, “Building a Park,” the event will feature historical and cultural programs throughout the day, along with unique demonstrations – all portraying life during the period when Cedars of Lebanon State Park was created. All events are free to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

2011 Pow Wow and Fall Festival at Long Hunter State Park Slated for Oct. 14-16

Thursday, September 22, 2011 | 12:50 pm
Musicians and dancers of all ages will participate in the 30th Annual Pow Wow at Long Hunter State Park Oct. 14-16.
Musicians and dancers of all ages will participate in the 30th Annual Pow Wow at Long Hunter State Park Oct. 14-16.
NASHVILLE – Long Hunter State Park will host the 30th Annual Pow Wow and Fall Festival Oct. 14-16, featuring Native American artists, musicians, dancers, food and storytellers. Sponsored by the Native American Indian Association of Tennessee, this time-honored gathering draws thousands of people from across the country and offers a great opportunity to explore a variety of tribal customs and cultural experiences.

Three State Park Inns in West Tennessee Receive Green Designation

Thursday, September 15, 2011 | 01:31 pm
Three state parks in West Tennessee recently received recognition as certified “Tennessee Green Hospitality” facilities by the Tennessee Hospitality Association.
Three state parks in West Tennessee recently received recognition as certified “Tennessee Green Hospitality” facilities by the Tennessee Hospitality Association.
Certification by the Tennessee Hospitality Association Shows Inns’ Commitment to Sustainability
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill announced today the inns at Paris Landing, Natchez Trace and Pickwick Landing state parks have been certified as “Tennessee Green Hospitality” facilities by the Tennessee Hospitality Association. The three hotels join a roster of only 33 certified facilities in the state, including the Inn at Fall Creek Falls State Park.