Environment & Conservation

Cedars of Lebanon to Host Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival May 2-3

Friday, April 25, 2014 | 08:06 am

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cedars of Lebanon State Park will host the 37th Annual Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival May 2-3. Held in partnership with the Center for Cedar Glade Studies of Middle Tennessee State University, this event will offer visitors an opportunity to learn more about the area through seminars, guided nature walks, exhibits, guest speakers and naturalist displays. All events are free and open to the public.

TDEC Announces Public Input Meeting Dates for 2015-2025 Statewide Integrated Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 11:01 am

Public participation process continues with second series of meetings to engage stakeholders in developing plan that will outline how Tennessee will reduce, manage and dispose of solid waste

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced the second round of public participation in the process to develop the 2015-2025 Statewide Comprehensive Integrated Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan.

Six Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Monday, April 14, 2014 | 10:54 am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Historical Commission has announced six Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources. The Tennessee Historical Commission administers the program in Tennessee.

TDEC and the City of Bristol Announce New Energy Efficiency Assistance Program

Friday, April 11, 2014 | 08:17 am

Program Will Provide Low Income Homeowners with Energy-Saving Home Improvements

BRISTOL – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Bristol Mayor Michelle Dolan announce the launch of the Energy Efficiency Assistance Program, a new grant program for low to moderate income homeowners. The program will provide qualifying homeowners with a free in-home energy evaluation and financial assistance to install recommended energy efficiency upgrades.