Environment & Conservation

Haslam Proclaims June 4 Tennessee Trails Day

Wednesday, June 01, 2011 | 01:40 pm
Gov. Bill Haslam proclaims June 4 Tennessee Trails Day, in conjuction with national events.
Gov. Bill Haslam proclaims June 4 Tennessee Trails Day, in conjuction with national events.
Several State Parks and Natural Areas to Mark Event with Volunteer Activities and Hikes
NASHVILLE – In conjunction with National Trails Day, Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed Saturday, June 4, Tennessee Trails Day – encouraging Tennesseans to join in several activities at Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas.

Federal, State Agencies and Nature Conservancy Sign Historic Freshwater Mussel Agreement for Tennessee

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | 04:50 pm

Memorandum of Understanding Will Coordinate Protection and Restoration Efforts Statewide

On May 23, 2011, representatives from six state, regional and federal agencies and from The Nature Conservancy signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that is intended to focus and coordinate freshwater mussel protection and restoration across Tennessee.

Plan Now to Join the Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee, Sept. 11-17

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | 12:27 pm
22nd Annual Event to Loop through Beautiful Middle Tennessee
NASHVILLE — Bicycle enthusiasts across the state are already gearing up for the annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee, which will kick off its 22nd year with a seven-day ride beginning Sept. 11 and will feature a loop through some of Middle Tennessee’s most stunning landscapes.

TDEC Celebrates Tennessee State Natural Areas’ 40th Year

Friday, May 13, 2011 | 02:03 pm
Joined by Guest of Honor and Former Governor Winfield Dunn
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill paid tribute today to former Governor Winfield Dunn during a celebration marking the 40th anniversary of Tennessee’s Natural Areas Preservation Act – landmark legislation Governor Dunn signed on May 15, 1971, establishing Tennessee as a leader in conservation. 

EPA: EPA to Urge Caution on Restoration Activities Involving Lead-based Paint

Thursday, May 12, 2011 | 05:01 pm
(ATLANTA – May 11, 2011) Due to recent tornadoes, severe and straight-line winds, storms, and flooding in the Southeastern United States, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 is cautioning homeowners, volunteers, and other workers to take steps to ensure that individuals, especially children, are not at increased risk for lead poisoning, because of clean up and/or repair work.