Environment & Conservation

Tennessee State Parks Announce Special Winter Rates

Monday, October 31, 2011 | 12:42 pm
Offering quality accommodations at an exceptional value, all in your own backyard 
 
NASHVILLE - Tennessee State Parks will offer special winter rates for 360 villas and cabins, along with six state park inns from Nov. 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012. With a Tennessee State Park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state, families and groups seeking unique recreation opportunities and high-quality accommodations can find the perfect getaway – all at an exceptional value and a bit closer to home.

Two Proposed Tennessee Projects Highlighted as part of America's Great Outdoors Initiative

Friday, October 28, 2011 | 01:37 pm

Projects Promote Outdoor Recreation and Conservation

NASHVILLE – The United States Department of the Interior today announced two Tennessee projects that will be highlighted as part of the America’s Great Outdoors initiative report, which is expected to be released in the coming days.  Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the highlighted projects will be the potential establishment of a new wildlife refuge in the Paint Rock River watershed and extending the Riverwalk in Chattanooga.

 

TN Department of Environment and Conservation Receives Top EPA Honors

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | 01:51 pm
EPA's Jon Johnston presents TDEC Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill with the EPA WasteWise Hall of Fame Award.
EPA's Jon Johnston presents TDEC Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill with the EPA WasteWise Hall of Fame Award.
State Employee Recycling Program Inducted into WasteWise Hall of Fame
 
NASHVILLE – The Department of Environment and Conservation has been inducted into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WasteWise Hall of Fame for its efforts to reduce waste through the State Employee Recycling Program. EPA presented the award today to Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill at the kickoff of the Symposium on Recycling and the Economy in Memphis. The symposium was organized by TDEC, EPA, the Southeast Recycling Development Council and the Tennessee Recycling Coalition.

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Designated a 2011 Top 10 Great Public Space in America

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | 02:26 pm
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Designated a Top 10 Great Public Space in America
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Designated a Top 10 Great Public Space in America
Designation Part of American Planning Association’s Great Places in America Program
 
NASHVILLE – Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill joined Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, architect Kem Hinton, planner Lisa Milligan, Tennessee State Parks staff, and other state, city and private sector leaders today at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to celebrate the American Planning Association’s recognition of the park as one of the Top 10 Great Public Spaces for 2011.

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to Celebrate Designation as a 2011 Top 10 Great Public Space in America

Monday, October 17, 2011 | 02:45 pm
Designation Part of American Planning Association’s Great Places in America Program
 

NASHVILLE – Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill will join Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, architect Kem Hinton and other state, city and private sector leaders on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, to celebrate the American Planning Association’s recognition of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park as one of the Top 10 Great Public Spaces for 2011.

Environment and Conservation Partnering for a Symposium on Recycling and the Economy

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | 10:48 am
Event Oct. 26-27 to Focus on the Impact of Recycling on Economies, Jobs, Tax Revenues
 
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Southeast Recycling Development Council (SERDC) and the Tennessee Recycling Coalition to host a Symposium on Recycling and the Economy. The event will be held Oct. 26-27 at the Memphis Downtown Marriott and will feature discussions on how recycling impacts local, state and regional economies, jobs and tax revenues.