Topic: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Nashville, TN – Hazardous materials are not reserved for chemical factories; households across Tennessee are full of these items.
Automotive fluids, barbecue products, household cleaners, oil-based paint, paint thinners, and medical equipment such as oxygen tanks can all be considered hazardous materials.
These materials can pose serious fire, health or environmental risks to residents. «Read the rest of this article»
Fort Campbell, KY – The Utility team at Campbell Crossing, Lend Lease’s privatized family housing community on Fort Campbell, was recognized with two awards at a recent Utilities Manager Conference.
The Excellence in Education Award went to Kyle Chandler, Residential Billing Coordinator at Campbell Crossing. Kyle has exemplified what it is to go above and beyond in pursuing ways to educate Residents. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Farmers and recreational gardeners will use a variety of tools, equipment and chemicals in the coming weeks to encourage that perfect crop, field or lawn.
The Tennessee Department of Health and the Department of Environment and Conservation are reminding professionals and amateurs alike to think about health and safety as outdoor work calls.
Everyone needs to think about how to protect yourself when working outdoors.
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Clarksville, TN – Beyond the usual council reports I write, I usually try to provide information on other happenings in our city. It has been a while since I have done this so I want to catch you up on what is going on.
Topics include: Clarksville Fire Rescue, Clarksville Police Department, Building and Codes Department, East West Corridor and more. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Natural Areas will host two guided day hikes at Middle Tennessee natural areas on Saturday, January 26th, including excursions to Short Springs State Natural Area in Coffee County and Virgin Falls State Natural Area in White County.
On the Short Springs hike, hikers will pass beautiful waterfalls on scenic trails. Virgin Falls has one of Tennessee’s best-loved hiking trails. «Read the rest of this article»
New External-Facing GIS Application Offers Unique Mapping Components and Interactive Design
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced today the launch of its new Geographic Information System (GIS)-based site that provides up-to-date interactive maps and information about recreational opportunities at Tennessee State Parks and natural areas.
Plans also are under way to incorporate GIS information about state historical and archaeological sites in the future. «Read the rest of this article»
Nominations are Open for Governor’s 2013 Environmental Stewardship Awards
Nashville, TN – The Department of Environment and Conservation is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2013 Environmental Stewardship Awards. The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment. «Read the rest of this article»
Bill Larson and Jerry Blessing of the Tennessee Titans contributed to this story
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System played host to a visit from the Tennessee Titans and Tennessee State Parks at Northeast Middle School on Wednesday as part of the NFL’s Play 60 Initiative.
Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations which in Tennessee includes the Tennessee State Parks, American Heart Association of Middle Tennessee and is focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.
Jerry Blessing the Tennessee Titans Community Relations Coordinator and Safety Jordan Babineaux talking to the kids at Northeast Middle School
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Funding Helps Promote Energy Efficiency Projects, Benefiting the Environment and Bottom Line
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced a second offering of the Clean Tennessee Energy Grants, totaling $2.25 million to fund energy efficiency projects for municipal governments, county governments, utility districts, and other similar entities across Tennessee.
Funding for the projects comes from an April 2011 Clean Air Act settlement with the Tennessee Valley Authority. Under the Consent Decree, Tennessee will receive $26.4 million over five years to fund clean air programs in the state (at approximately $5.25 million per year). As part of the grant program’s initial offering, a total of $5.3 million in Clean Energy Grants was awarded in 2012 to a variety of projects within state government, municipalities, utilities, state colleges and universities and communities throughout the state. «Read the rest of this article»
Public/Private Partnership Allows Purchase After Four Decades Managing Under Private Ownership
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill announced today that Virgin Falls State Natural Area in White County has been acquired by the state of Tennessee through the support of a number of private/public partnerships.
Virgin Falls has been under private ownership, but managed by the state as a natural area for nearly 40 years. Working closely with the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, the state of Tennessee was able to purchase the 1,551-acre parcel near Sparta through a combination of funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and private donations. «Read the rest of this article»