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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department earns State of Tennessee Recognition

 

Clarksville Park and Recreation achieves Tier III in TDEC benchmarking process

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Park and Recreation Department recently received high honors for its quality and effectiveness of services from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

TDEC presented the Department with a plaque signifying attainment of Tier III status in the State of Tennessee’s benchmark process.

Gerald Parrish, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation official, recently presented Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department with a Tier III benchmarking certificate, signifying a high level of services and performance. Taking part in the presentation were, from left, Dan Carpenter, assistant parks director; Parrish; Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan; and Parks & Recreation Director Jennifer Letourneau.

Gerald Parrish, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation official, recently presented Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department with a Tier III benchmarking certificate, signifying a high level of services and performance. Taking part in the presentation were, from left, Dan Carpenter, assistant parks director; Parrish; Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan; and Parks & Recreation Director Jennifer Letourneau.

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Austin Peay State University part of state’s inaugural Get Food Smart TN

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced the first group of participants in Get Food Smart TN – a statewide initiative aimed at reducing food waste.

The inaugural class, which includes Austin Peay State University, was recognized on April 20th, 2018 at an event hosted by former TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau and TDEC Assistant Commissioner Dr. Kendra Abkowitz Brooks at the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower in Nashville.

Director of the APSU Center for Service Learning & Community Engagement, Alexandra Wills and Student Worker, Leslie Warren demonstrate the waste compost on campus.

Director of the APSU Center for Service Learning & Community Engagement, Alexandra Wills and Student Worker, Leslie Warren demonstrate the waste compost on campus.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day set for March 17th in Montgomery County

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Montgomery County on Saturday, March 17th. 

Since the program’s inception in 1993, more than 346,000 Tennessee households have properly disposed of more than 22 million pounds of material.

Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Hazardous Waste Collection Day

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Montgomery Parks and Recreation seeks Public Input on Rotary Park’s Nature Center

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Parks and Recreation (MCPR) will be hosting three public input meetings during the coming months for community members to have a first look at the proposed Rotary Park Nature Center as a part of MCPR’s Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation grant application.

The input meetings will provide the public with occasions to share their ideas and wishes about the nature center which is expected to be home to multiple interactive nature exhibits.

Rotary Park.

Rotary Park.

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Bi-County Solid Waste Management permitted Additional Air Space

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) approved 4,000,000 cubic yards of class 1 air space to Bi-County Solid Waste Management. The additional space equates to 12 years of class I airspace at the current volume of waste received.

Volume can change based upon gate rates, separate contract vehicles, or technology’s impact on what we dispose of and what we recycle or apply to other purposes.

Four Million Cubic Yards of Air Space Approved for Bi-County Solid Waste Management.

Four Million Cubic Yards of Air Space Approved for Bi-County Solid Waste Management.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Recognizes Six Tennessee Veterans

 

Six Military Veteran State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize six veteran state employees and more than 474,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. 

The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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City of Clarksville MS4 Annual Report for 2016-2017

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The 2016-2017 City of Clarksville MS4 Annual Report is posted on the Clarksville Street Department website and can be found here. If you have any questions or comments please email ashlie.farmer@cityofclarksville.com

The full report will be submitted to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation on September 30th, 2017. 

Clarksville City Hall

Clarksville City Hall

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Nashville Sounds to Honor Memory of Jim Fyke with Special Night at First Tennessee Park, August 19th

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds will celebrate the life and service of Jim Fyke, the longtime Nashville Metro government employee and State of Tennessee official, on Saturday, August 19th, 2017, prior to the team’s 7:05pm game against the Iowa Cubs.

Fyke, who passed away on June 20 at the age of 78, spent nearly 40 years working in Nashville’s Metro Parks and Recreation department, including a quarter-century as its director. In addition, Fyke served as state commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for four years under former Governor Phil Bredesen.

Nashville Sounds To Wear FYKE Patch On Home Jerseys Through 2018.

Nashville Sounds To Wear FYKE Patch On Home Jerseys Through 2018.

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Tennessee State Parks Offer Rewards through Healthy Parks Healthy Person Program

 

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Being active outdoors is not only good for your health – it can earn you Tennessee State Parks merchandise, golf rounds, free camping or even cabin stays thanks to a new program.

Tennessee State Parks and the Tennessee Department of Health have partnered to develop a web application called Healthy Parks Healthy Person, which allows Tennesseans to log their activities at Tennessee State Parks in exchange for points that can be redeemed for rewards.

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Swan Lake improvement projects delayed due to Wet Weather

 

State of Tennessee still expects to finish projects this Summer

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A wet summer has delayed work on two projects to improve Swan Lake at Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation released a conceptual plan in May that outlines the two projects. One is a water quality project to restore the lake being performed by TDEC. The second is a dam repair project in and around the Swan Lake spillway being managed by STREAM – the State of Tennessee Real Estate and Asset Management Division within the Department of General Services.

Swan Lake improvement projects still slated to be completed by end of Summer.

Swan Lake improvement projects still slated to be completed by end of Summer.

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