Environment & Conservation

Standing Stone State Park to Host National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival Sept. 14

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 03:21 pm

31st Annual Event Draws Country’s Best Players to Tennessee

HILHAM, Tenn. – Standing Stone State Park will host the National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14, drawing some of the country’s best players to Tennessee where they will match wit and skills in what is known as the Super Bowl of marbles. In its 31st year, the event includes kids’ games, marble making, a swap meet, tournament play, demonstrations, live bluegrass music and food.

TDEC to Offer Brownfields Grant Workshops

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 10:23 am

September and October Events Held Across the State

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will host a series of statewide Brownfields grant-writing workshops in September and October.  The workshops are designed to assist local governments and communities in understanding the grant application process for a variety of Brownfields funding opportunities offered by EPA.

Recreation Trails Program Grant Announced for White County

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 03:46 pm
(L to R): TDEC Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill, Sparta Mayor Jeff Young and Jeni Lind Brinkman, TDEC’s Regional Director of External Affairs, Cookeville Field Office
(L to R): TDEC Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill, Sparta Mayor Jeff Young and Jeni Lind Brinkman, TDEC’s Regional Director of External Affairs, Cookeville Field Office

$176,000 Grant for Trail Completion, Connecting Two Parks in Sparta

SPARTA – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill today presented a $176,000 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant to the city of Sparta in White County to complete a walking trail, connecting two city parks.

TDEC Launches Water Resources Permits Map

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 10:33 am

New External-Facing GIS Application Offers Unique Mapping Components and Interactive Design

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced today the launch of its second publicly accessible Geographic Information System (GIS)-based site. The new site provides up-to-date interactive maps and information about state water permits.

Tennessee State Parks Announce Passport Challenge

Friday, August 23, 2013 | 09:24 am

New Mobile App Feature Offers Guide to Parks, Fun Competition and Rewards

NASHVILLE –Tennessee State Parks, through a partnership with the ParksByNature Network, announced today a new GeoChallenge for the Pocket Ranger®, the free iPhone and Android application for park visitors on the move.