Environment & Conservation

13th Annual Tennessee Environmental Conference Slated For March 25-26

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 09:47 am

Kingsport, Tenn. – The 13th Annual Tennessee Environmental Conference will be held March 25-26 at the MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport. The two-day conference will feature over 90 speakers and offer attendees information and practices focusing on the fields of environment, energy, health, sustainable economics, conservation, food safety and water resources.

TDEC Begins Public Process for Development of the 2015-2025 Statewide Comprehensive Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 | 11:49 am

Department seeks public input into the plan that will outline how Tennessee will reduce, manage and dispose of its waste

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced the beginning of the process that will lead to development of the 2015-2025 Statewide Comprehensive Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan.

Tennessee Healthy Watershed Initiative Announces Second Round of Funding

Monday, February 10, 2014 | 09:43 am

Seeking Innovative Projects Designed to Protect and Improve Tennessee’s Waters

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Healthy Watershed Initiative announced today its plans to fund new watershed improvement and protection projects, with a focus on four of the Initiative’s Strategic Investment Areas. Areas of focus are Regional Water Planning; Restoration Projects; Scientific Research and Monitoring; and Protection of Waters and Wetlands. Up to $637,500 in funding will support projects across the state beginning in August 2014, lasting through December 2016.

State Park Inns and Restaurants Offering Special Valentine’s Day Packages

Thursday, February 06, 2014 | 11:53 am

NASHVILLE –  With nature serving as the perfect, romantic setting, Tennessee State Parks are once again offering outstanding Valentine’s Day packages for those looking for a great deal.  All eight state park restaurants will be open Friday, Feb. 14, most serving a special Valentine’s Day meal.  Special overnight packages also are available at Tennessee State Parks’ six incredible inns.