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Work to begin on Dunbar Cave State Park’s Swan Lake

 

State project will improve water quality and park’s design

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Work is expected to begin soon on two projects to improve Swan Lake, one of the attractions at Dunbar Cave State Park in Clarksville.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation released a conceptual plan recently that outlines the two projects. One is a water quality project to restore the lake, and the second is a dam repair project in and around the Swan Lake spillway.

Swan Lake Conceptual Mitigation Plan

Swan Lake Conceptual Mitigation Plan

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Veterans, Low Income Elderly and Disabled Property Tax Relief Bill Advances

 

Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – House Bill 20/Senate Bill 23 sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) passed the Local Government Sub and Full committees.

“There were four competing proposals to provide property tax relief for disabled veterans, low income senior citizens and permanently disabled citizens, and I teamed up with Rep. John Forgety (R-Athens), a retired US Army First Sergeant, to help push House Bill 20 out of the Local Government Committee,” Pitts said.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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City of Clarksville Phase II MS4 Notice of Intent and associated documents available for viewing

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville is regulated as a Phase II community under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4).

The MS4 permit, which derives authority from the federal Clean Water Act regulatory program, is mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and enforced by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

In order to maintain compliance with the NPDES Phase II program, the City of Clarksville is required to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) application to TDEC.

In order to maintain compliance with the NPDES Phase II program, the City of Clarksville is required to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) application to TDEC.

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TDEC Encourages Tennesseans to Test for Radon During Radon Action Month

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is encouraging residents to identify and address radon problems in their homes as part of Radon Action Month by offering free radon test kits and hosting educational outreach events.

“Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in 15,000 to 22,000 deaths per year,” said TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. “Radon has been detected in every county in Tennessee, so homeowners statewide should take the necessary steps to test their indoor air quality.”

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Montgomery County to hold Public Input Meeting on Stormwater Program, Notice of Intent

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

The program is mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who derives authority from the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq. (1972)).

Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community

Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community

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Montgomery County Government 2016 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Notice of Intent

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

The program is mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who derives authority from the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq. (1972)).

Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community

Montgomery County has been designated a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II community

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Clarksville Police Department Asks, Are Your Medications Secure?

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Did you know that almost 7% of Tennessee’s 12-17-year-old population has used prescription drugs for non-medical use (Prescription for Success – www.tn.gov/mental).

Keeping your family and our community safe is as simple as securing the medications in your home. Answer the following five statements to find out about the security of your medications.

Clarksville Police Department asks, "Are Your Medications Secure?"

Clarksville Police Department asks, “Are Your Medications Secure?”

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Clarksville Police Department makes public aware of Prescription Drug Abuse

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – In the ever changing world of drug abuse, prescription drug abuse is currently a leading problem among both youth and adults in the United States.

There are many reasons that communities struggle with drug addiction, but two of those reasons that community organizations can create community awareness around, are the perception of harm and ease of access to prescription drugs.

Count It, Lock It, Drop It — Are Your Meds Secure?

Count It, Lock It, Drop It — Are Your Meds Secure?

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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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