Environment & Conservation

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

Thursday, February 06, 2014 | 12:53 pm

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.

TDEC Lifts Temporary Water Contact Advisory for Millers Creek

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 | 05:40 pm

Sampling results not indicative of continued public health threat from lagoon release; Emergency Order issued

Nashville, Tenn. – The temporary Water Contact Advisory for Millers Creek in Coopertown, located in Robertson County, has been lifted based on results of samples collected following lagoon failure and release of wastewater.

TDEC Issues Temporary Water Contact Advisory for Millers Creek Following Wastewater Release

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 | 08:23 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation issued a temporary water contact advisory today for Millers Creek in Coopertown, which is located in Robertson County. The Maple Green wastewater treatment lagoon developed sinkholes and a reported seven million gallons of wastewater was released into the groundwater that eventually reached the headwaters of Millers Creek.

TDEC Announces 2014 Energy Education Camps for K-12 Teachers

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 | 11:11 am

Statewide Camps Help Teachers Design Energy Education Programs

NASHVILLE –Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs announced today that applications are now available online for the 2014 K-12 Energy Education Camps. The four-day educational sessions provide K-12 teachers with the information and resources needed to teach the science of energy and energy conservation in the classroom and to guide students in becoming leaders in their school and community.

Gov. Haslam Declares State of Emergency to Ensure Propane Availability to Heat Homes and Businesses

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 02:32 pm

Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued Executive Order #35 today declaring a State of Emergency in Tennessee to exempt the federal Hours of Service requirements in the state for the transporting of propane during the next period of cold weather.

Local Parks and Recreation Fund, Land and Water Conservation Fund and Recreational Trails Program Grants Available

Monday, January 13, 2014 | 04:27 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced today the 2014 grant cycle for the Local Parks and Recreation Fund, the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Recreational Trails Program. The department is contacting local communities about the grant availability, and will host a series of workshops throughout the state on Tuesday, Jan. 28, Wednesday, Jan. 29, and Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.