Environment & Conservation

Friends of Warriors’ Path State Parks to Host “Day of Caring” Nov. 2

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 11:07 am

Darrell’s Dream Boundless Playground Will Be Closed for Volunteer Clean-Up

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Tennessee State Parks will join the Friends of Warriors’ Path State Park, the Kingsport Lion’s Club and the Kiwanis Club of Kingsport on Saturday, Nov. 2, for a “Day of Caring” at the Darrell’s Dream Boundless Playground. The playground will be closed from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. for a volunteer clean-up of the area.

Recreation Trails Program Grant Announced for Grundy County

Monday, October 21, 2013 | 01:35 pm
Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill and state and local officials at today’s presentation.
Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill and state and local officials at today’s presentation.

$200,000 Grant for Recreational Trail

ALTAMONT, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill today presented a $200,000 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant to the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance in Grundy County to construct a multi-purpose, multi-modal recreational trail along the former Mountain Goat railroad bed.

State and Local Agencies Announce Nashville Urban Runoff 5K and Water Festival

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 03:27 pm

Inaugural Event to Be Held October 26 at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry’s Urban Riparian Buffer Program, Nashville’s Metro Water Services and the Tennessee Stormwater Association are teaming up to host the inaugural Nashville Urban Runoff 5K and Water Festival on Saturday, October 26.

Recreation Trails Program Grant Announced for Fayette County

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 02:05 pm
Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill presents a check to Rossville Mayor Judy Watters.
Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill presents a check to Rossville Mayor Judy Watters.

$200,000 Grant for Pedestrian Bridge, Nature Trail

ROSSVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill today presented a $200,000 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant to the town of Rossville to install a pedestrian bridge and extend a nature trail, connecting Rossville City Park to the 12-acre lake.

Agencies Announce $85,000 in Green Development Grants

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 09:58 am

Four Innovative Green Infrastructure and Low-Impact Development Projects Chosen

Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, in partnership with the Tennessee Stormwater Association, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Department of Transportation, today awarded $85,000 to four local governments to fund green infrastructure and low-impact development projects beginning January 2014.