Environment & Conservation

2014 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards Announced

Friday, May 16, 2014 | 09:40 am

Individuals, Organizations and Projects Honored for Achievements

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced the winners of the 2014 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards today. The 11 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 June 23.

Tennessee Healthy Watershed Initiative Announces $458,000 in Funding For New Projects

Friday, May 16, 2014 | 08:30 am

Five Innovative Projects Designed to Gain Knowledge, Protect, and Improve Tennessee’s Waters

Nashville, Tenn. — The Tennessee Healthy Watershed Initiative announced today its plans to fund five new watershed improvement and protection projects, with a focus on new innovation and community-based initiatives.  Today’s announced funding of $458,000 is in addition to the THWI’s support for its 11 previously funded projects. With the inclusion of today’s announced funding, the total investment by the THWI in these 16 projects amounts to $1,391,407. Projects will support several strategic investment areas of the Tennessee Healthy Watershed Initiative, and the projects will be implemented across the state beginning August 2014 through December 2016.

Meeting Set to Examine Tennessee Nominations to National Register of Historic Places

Monday, May 12, 2014 | 08:28 am

Members of the Public Invited to Attend Nashville Meeting on May 28

NASHVILLE – The State Review Board will meet on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, to examine Tennessee’s proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Beginning at 9 a.m., the meeting will be held at the Clover Bottom Mansion, located at 2941 Lebanon Road in Nashville.

Tennessee Historical Commission Announces Slave Dwelling Project at Clover Bottom Mansion on May 22

Thursday, May 08, 2014 | 01:55 pm

Tennessee Historical Commission’s 2014 Awards Program Also to be Presented at

Special Preservation Month Event

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Historical Commission (THC) announced today that historic preservationist Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, will visit their offices at the historic Clover Bottom Mansion for a presentation, lecture, and overnight stay on May 22. The event is being held in conjunction with THC’s annual Certificate of Merit awards program, which also takes place that afternoon and is the focus of the agency’s activities for National Preservation Month.

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.