Environment & Conservation

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

Thursday, January 02, 2014 | 11:51 am

Members of the Public Invited to Attend Knoxville Meeting on January 16

NASHVILLE – The State Review Board will meet on Thursday, January 16, 2014, to examine Tennessee’s proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the meeting will be held at the Ijams Nature Center, located at 2915 Island Home Avenue in Knoxville.

Governor Haslam to Dedicate Virgin Falls State Natural Area

Monday, December 09, 2013 | 12:25 pm

Event will occur Wednesday and be attended by leaders from both public and private sectors

NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam, along with leaders from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation will be officially dedicating the purchase of Virgin Falls State Natural Area this Wednesday, December 11.

Recreation Trails Program Grant Announced for Shelby Farms Park Conservancy

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | 11:35 am
Deputy Commissioner Hill presents a check to the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Deputy Commissioner Hill presents a check to the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy

$40,000 Grant for Trail Restoration

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill presented a $40,000 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant to the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy in Shelby County on Nov. 26 to restore trails on the Tour de Wolf Trail Systems at Shelby Farms Park.

Tennessee State Parks’ Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day

Monday, November 18, 2013 | 02:02 pm

Enjoy Food, Friends and Family for a Traditional Holiday Meal at Eight State Parks

NASHVILLE – Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with friends and family, while surrounding yourself with Tennessee’s natural wonders during this season of thanksgiving. Tennessee State Park officials are pleased to announce that all eight state park restaurants will be open Thursday, Nov. 28, serving their annual Thanksgiving Day feast.