Environment & Conservation

Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards Recognize Positive Impacts Across the State

Friday, August 12, 2011 | 02:09 pm
Commissioner Bob Martineau, Gov. Bill Haslam, Deputy Commissioner Shari Meghreblian & Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill at the Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards ceremony
Commissioner Bob Martineau, Gov. Bill Haslam, Deputy Commissioner Shari Meghreblian & Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill at the Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards ceremony

Greer Tidwell, Sr. Receives the Robert Sparks Walker Lifetime Achievement Award

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau presented the 2011 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards at the Ellington Agriculture Center campus in Nashville today, recognizing 15 honorees whose efforts have made a positive impact on the state’s natural resources.  

 

“Today’s award ceremony honored groups and individuals across the state for their dedication to environmental stewardship, and I want to commend them for their commitment to keeping our communities healthy and strong," Haslam said. 

 

Governor Haslam Announces 28 Historic Preservation Fund Grants

Thursday, July 28, 2011 | 10:54 am
Grants to community organizations support preservation of historic and archaeological sites, districts and structures
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Historical Commission announced today Historic Preservation Fund grants for 28 community organizations for programs and activities that support the preservation of historic and archaeological sites, districts and structures.

The Inn at Fall Creek Falls State Park Receives Green Certification

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | 12:25 pm
The Inn at Fall Creek Falls is recognized for its commitment to the environment.
The Inn at Fall Creek Falls is recognized for its commitment to the environment.
Certification by the Tennessee Hospitality Association Shows Inn’s Commitment to Sustainability
 
PIKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill announced today that the Inn at Fall Creek Falls State Park has been certified as a “Tennessee Green Hospitality” facility by the Tennessee Hospitality Association. The hotel is one of only 32 certified facilities in the state.

Governor Haslam Officially Opens Tims Ford State Park Visitor Center and Trail System

Thursday, July 14, 2011 | 11:05 am
Gov. Haslam speaks with local community at the grand opening of Tims Ford State Park's new visitor center and Overlook Trail.
Gov. Haslam speaks with local community at the grand opening of Tims Ford State Park's new visitor center and Overlook Trail.

WINCHESTER, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill were joined today by members of the General Assembly, local elected officials and members of the community for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and official grand opening of Tims Ford State Park’s new visitor center and trail system.

 

Tims Ford State Park to Celebrate New Visitor Center and Trail July 14

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | 02:19 pm
Tims Ford State Park to Officially Open New Visitor Center on July 14
Tims Ford State Park to Officially Open New Visitor Center on July 14
Governor Haslam and TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau to preside over ribbon-cutting ceremony
 
WINCHESTER, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau will join members of the General Assembly, local elected officials and members of the community on Thursday, July 14, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and official grand opening of Tims Ford State Park’s new visitor center and Lost Creek Overlook Trail.    

Recreation Trails Grant Workshop Scheduled for August 24; New Grant Cycle Announced

Friday, July 08, 2011 | 10:38 am
Workshop to Assist Tennessee Public Officials, Non-profits, with Grant Application Process
 
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is beginning the 2011 Recreational Trails Program grant application cycle with an August 24 workshop to help government officials, parks and recreation departments and non-profit organizations understand the grant application process.