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Tennessee Agencies Provide Guidance as Devastating Wildfires Impact East Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation are urging residents of East Tennessee areas affected by devastating wildfires to protect themselves and their families from smoke.

While inhaling smoke may adversely affect anyone, those at greatest risk include the elderly, young children, pregnant women and those with existing respiratory conditions, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, or those with heart disease.

Smoke from devastating wildfires in East Tennessee areas can be damaging to your health.

Smoke from devastating wildfires in East Tennessee areas can be damaging to your health.

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Tennessee State Parks Host Day After Thanksgiving Hikes

 

Tennessee State ParksNashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes at all 56 of its parks on Friday, November 25th, the day after Thanksgiving. This is the third year for this event, and one in a series of five statewide ranger-led hikes throughout the year.

“Our public lands are here for all to enjoy and the After Thanksgiving Hikes are a perfect way to have fun with friends and family during the holiday,” said Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau. “Our parks offer something for everyone, so all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us for a peaceful stroll or a rugged trek.”

Enjoy an After Thanksgiving Hike at a Tennessee State Park

Enjoy an After Thanksgiving Hike at a Tennessee State Park

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Clarksville Street Department’s Ashlie Farmer commended by state Stormwater Association

 

Peers recognize her lobbying efforts

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Ashlie Farmer, storm water coordinator with the City of Clarksville Street Department, has received the Person of the Year Award from the Tennessee Stormwater Association.

Farmer earned the commendation for the time and dedication she devoted to the association in 2016.

Ashlie Farmer

Ashlie Farmer

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Reminds Tennesseans of Danger Posed by Dry Weather

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – With dry conditions, low water levels, and little to no precipitation forecast throughout most of Tennessee for the foreseeable future, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds Tennesseans to make fire prevention and fire safety a top priority this fall. 

“Drought conditions are increasing the threat of wildfires in Tennessee counties, specifically those in the eastern portion of the state,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “We urge Tennesseans to heed any burn bans currently activated in their community. By employing just a few basic fire safety precautions, the public can help prevent the devastating loss of life and property.”

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, TDEC Award More Than $17 Million for Local Parks and Recreation

 

City of Clarksville receives $488,000 gramt, Montgomery County receives $200,000

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced a series of grants totaling more than $17 million to help fund parks and recreation projects in Tennessee communities.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville Gas and Water releases Clarksville Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

 

Clarksville Gas and Water Department - CGWClarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has released its latest Annual Drinking Water Quality Report and is proud to announce that your drinking water is safe and meets or exceeds all federal and state drinking water standards!

The report, also known as the “Consumer Confidence Report” (CCR), allows water consumers to see the results of the mandated testing that the Clarksville water system has performed to monitor water quality and to prevent health risks over the last calendar year, January 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Corporate Business Park to receive $212,264 grant

 

Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Randy Boyd Announce 15 Communities to Receive Site Development Grants

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd have announced that 15 communities will receive $5.7 million in Site Development Grants to prepare economic development sites for market.

The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Development Fund announced by Haslam and Boyd last October.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Bi-County Solid Waste Management Stops Outside Refuse Collection May 1st, 2016

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The decision was made in 2012 for Bi-County Solid Waste Management (SWM) to accept and haul refuse from neighboring counties. As of May 1st, 2016, Bi-County SWM will not accept or haul any refuse from outside Stewart and Montgomery Counties until further notice.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett states, “We have recently become aware that our landfill expansion permit has not yet been issued. Without the ability to expand our current landfill capacity, we cannot accommodate the neighboring counties and still leave room for the disposal needs of our own citizens.”

Bi-County Solid Waste Management has stopped accepting refuse from outside Stewart County and Montgomery Counties until further notice.

Bi-County Solid Waste Management has stopped accepting refuse from outside Stewart County and Montgomery Counties until further notice.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal Urges Caution with Outdoor Burning

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As fire crews contain hundreds of acres of wildfire that are currently burning in Tennessee, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind the public to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions.

“Negligent outdoor burning can lead to death, injury, property loss and environmental damage,” said State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Care must be taken to ensure that burnings are conducted safely.”

9 out of 10 Wildfires are created by people.

9 out of 10 Wildfires are created by people.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation seeks Public Input for State Grant to Improve Swan Lake Aquatic Center

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – As part of an application for grant funding through the State of Tennessee’s Department of Environment and Conservation, the City of Clarksville’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting public meetings to give citizens an opportunity to comment on a proposed project at the Swan Lake Pool located at 2002 Sanders Road in Clarksville.

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