Environment & Conservation

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.

Eight Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Thursday, January 09, 2014 | 12:49 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Historical Commission has announced eight 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 Seeks Environmental Achievers

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 | 10:36 am

Nominations Open for Governor’s 2014 Environmental Stewardship Awards

NASHVILLE – The Department of Environment and Conservation is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2014 Environmental Stewardship Awards. The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment.

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.