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APSU GeoClub earns five first-place awards at GeoConclave

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) GeoClub won several first-place awards at the 2019 GeoConclave over the weekend at Harrison Bay State Park.

Marie Whittaker won first place in rock identification. (APSU)

Marie Whittaker won first place in rock identification. (APSU)

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All Golf Carts at Tennessee State Park Courses Are Now Electric

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has officially transitioned all of its 650 golf carts at the nine Tennessee State Park courses from gas to electric.

The switch will result in an estimated savings of $80,000 per year, prevent the release of approximately 350,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per year and enhance the golfing experience by reducing the noise associated with gas-powered carts.

Tennessee State Park Gold Courses have all switched to Electric Golf Carts.

Tennessee State Park Gold Courses have all switched to Electric Golf Carts.

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Join the Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee September 8th-15th

 

23rd Annual Event to Loop through Middle and East Tennessee Regions

Tennessee State Parks 75th AnniversaryNashville, TN – Bicycle enthusiasts across the state are preparing for the annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee, which will kick off its 23rd year with a seven-day ride beginning September 8th and will feature a loop through some of Middle and East Tennessee’s most beautiful landscapes.

Originating at Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville, Tennessee, this year’s route will feature a combination of rolling hills, valleys and some flat terrain. Cyclists can expect to experience beautiful, rural Tennessee scenery and interesting back roads along the way, including visits to several Tennessee State Parks such as Harrison Bay in the Chattanooga area. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas National Trails Day Events

 
June 4th, 2011
Tennessee State ParksTennessee – Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas are hosting a variety of hiking opportunities on Saturday, June 4th to celebrate National Trails Day. Whether you want to contribute as a volunteer or just hit the trail as an appreciative user, we welcome you to be part of these events on June 4th.

Trails do more than connect one point to another – they are an invitation, a promise of possibilities. Tennessee State Park trails range from easy, paved trails to rugged backcountry trails to scenic waterways. Some trails are designed for cyclists and mountain bikers. Horseback riding is also welcomed at designated state parks. Discover Tennessee by trail at a state park near you. «Read the rest of this article»

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Pickwick Landing Golf Course Named Groundwater Guardian Green Site

 

Marks Fourth State Park Golf Course to Receive Designation

Tennessee State ParksPickwick Dam, TN – Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke is pleased to announce that the Winfield Dunn Golf Course at Pickwick Landing State Park was recently recognized as a Groundwater Guardian Green site.  The Pickwick Landing course joins the Bear Trace at Harrison Bay State Park, Paris Landing and the Montgomery Bell golf course as one of the only four sites in Tennessee with this designation from The Groundwater Foundation.

Groundwater Guardian Green Sites are places with significant green space – such as golf courses, ball fields, educational campuses and office parks – that implement effective groundwater and surface water practices to protect water quality. Pickwick Landing’s Winfield Dunn Golf Course documented an array of groundwater-friendly practices to earn this exclusive designation. The golf course is actively protecting local water supplies by optimizing fertilizer applications, applying natural organic products when possible and creating vegetative buffer areas around wetlands and shorelines. «Read the rest of this article»

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Pickett State Park Dedicates New Civilian Conservation Corps Museum

 

November 4th Ceremony Commemorated the CCC’s Contributions to Tennessee; Memorial Statue Announced

Jamestown, TN – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke was joined by Tennessee State Parks, elected officials and members of the community on Thursday, November 4th, at Pickett State Park for the official dedication of the park’s new Civilian Conservation Corps Museum.

The museum features interpretative exhibits and artifacts, depicting the Civilian Conservation Corps’ contributions to Tennessee’s parks and natural areas, while recognizing the CCC’s extensive efforts across the country.  An interactive touch-screen exhibit gives visitors an opportunity to hear directly from former CCC workers, sharing their stories about their time working to construct Pickett State Park.  Developed by Tennessee State Parks, the museum is in the same location of the former park office, constructed by the CCC in the 1930s.  

Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke (center) joined former CCC workers from across the state, along with Tennessee State Parks officials, at Pickett State Park’s dedication of the new Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. (Photo by Terry Bonham)

Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke (center) joined former CCC workers from across the state, along with Tennessee State Parks officials, at Pickett State Park’s dedication of the new Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. (Photo by Terry Bonham)

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Montgomery Bell State Park Golf Course Named Groundwater Guardian Green Site

 

Joins Bear Trace at Harrison Bay and Paris Landing as third site in Tennessee

Burns, TN – Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke is pleased to announce the Montgomery Bell State Park Frank G. Clement Golf Course’s recent recognition as a Groundwater Guardian Green site. The Montgomery Bell course joins Bear Trace at Harrison Bay State Park and the Paris Landing course as the only three sites in Tennessee with this designation from The Groundwater Foundation.

Groundwater Guardian Green Sites are places with significant green space – such as golf courses, ball fields, educational campuses and office parks – that implement effective groundwater and surface water practices to protect water quality. Montgomery Bell’s Frank G. Clement Golf Course documented an array of groundwater-friendly practices to earn this exclusive designation. The golf course is actively protecting local water supplies by optimizing fertilizer applications, applying natural organic products when possible and creating vegetative buffer areas around wetlands and shorelines. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Parks announce Middle Tennessee Events starting September 3rd

 

Even though some schools are back in session – the weekends are still the perfect time to take the kids to a Tennessee State Park in your area, with plenty of outdoor adventures for the whole family! With Labor Day fast approaching, we wanted to share several fun activities and events at Tennessee State Parks during the holiday weekend and in the coming weeks!  We hope you can join us!

Finding a state park in your own backyard is easy to do and you don’t have to spend a lot of gas money to get there!

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