Environment & Conservation

Montgomery Bell State Park Celebrates New Golf Shop

Friday, January 07, 2011 | 03:25 pm

New Facility Honors Commissioner Jim Fyke's Commitment to Tennessee State Parks

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke this afternoon joined Montgomery Bell State Park staff and special guests, including former Congressman Bob Clement, to dedicate the new golf shop at the Frank G. Clement Golf Course at Montgomery Bell State Park.


The new golf shop features an expanded clubhouse with a covered terrace, snack bar, retail store and cart storage space all in one integrated facility.  After the ribbon cutting program, Tennessee State Parks Assistant Commissioner Andy Lyon unveiled a plaque dedicating the new facility as the James H. Fyke Golf Shop in recognition of the Commissioner’s commitment to Tennessee State Parks and his career-long leadership for parks, people and outdoor recreation in Tennessee.


TDEC Enters Into Agreement to Begin Remediating Mercury-Contaminated Bridges in Wayne County

Friday, December 17, 2010 | 04:08 pm
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Wayne County and Occidental Chemical Corporation to assess and remove or contain mercury at specific bridges in Wayne County believed to be constructed of former mercury cell parts. The MOU outlines an initial path forward, focusing on the first three bridges to be remediated, as well as parts located at the Wayne County Highway Department yard. Glenn Springs Holdings, Inc., an affiliate of Occidental Chemical Corporation, will be responsible for implementing the MOU. 

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.