Environment & Conservation

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.

2011 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards Announced

Monday, June 27, 2011 | 03:15 pm
Individuals, Organizations and Projects Honored for Achievements
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced the winners of the 2011 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards today. The 14 winners will be recognized for their achievements and positive impact on the state’s natural resources in an awards ceremony to be held in Nashville on August 12.

Water and Wastewater Construction Loans Awarded

Friday, June 24, 2011 | 02:38 pm

Low-Interest Loans Help Fund Infrastructure Improvements

 

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced today that seven communities and one county have been approved to receive low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.

 

Cleanup Nearing Completion on Saw Creek in Summertown

Friday, June 24, 2011 | 10:27 am

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Led Efforts Following Truck Accident and Spill

SUMMERTOWN, Tenn. – Cleanup activities on Saw Creek in Summertown are nearing completion following a truck accident on June 16, 2011, which spilled approximately 5,000 gallons of asphalt emulsion material into the creek.