Topic: Jim Fyke
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club returns home Saturday, August 19th, 2017 to begin the final homestand of the 2017 season – a 12-game, 13-day stretch at First Tennessee Park.
The longest homestand of the season welcomes the Iowa Cubs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, for four games from August 19th-22nd, 2017. After a team off day on Wednesday, August 23rd, the Sounds welcome the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, for four games from August 24th-27th, 2017.
The 2017 home slate concludes with a four-game series against the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, from August 28th-31st.
Nashville Sounds to Honor Memory of Jim Fyke with Special Night at First Tennessee Park, August 19th
Nashville, 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.
Marks Fourth State Park Golf Course to Receive Designation
Pickwick 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»
Company to Provide Statewide Beverage Services and Discounted Products
Nashville, TN – Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced today that Tennessee State Parks and Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC) have reached a multi-year agreement that makes Pepsi the official beverage provider for all 53 state parks – a cost-effective move for the park system.
The five-year contract to provide fountain syrup, bottled products, beverage equipment and marketing support was negotiated to include Pepsi-brand products at a competitive price, resulting in $1.3 million in estimated cost savings and new revenue. Pepsi products will be carried exclusively throughout the entire state park system, including Tennessee State Parks’ eight restaurants and 11 golf courses. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced the kickoff of Radon Action Month. This annual effort is designed to help educate Tennesseans about the dangers of radon exposure, encouraging actions to identify and to address radon problems in the home.
Environment and Conservation has joined forces with the American Lung Association, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Tennessee Department of Health, and various local and county health departments with an outreach program to raise awareness about this health risk and the importance of testing.
“Testing is such a smart and vital step in protecting your home environment,” said Fyke. “I encourage all Tennesseans to take action in protecting the health of loved ones from the dangers of exposure to radon.” «Read the rest of this article»
Signal Mountain Middle / High School Art Students Assist in Design
Signal Mountain, TN – Chattanooga-area Artist Susan Parry has been selected to create the state tree ornaments for Tennessee, which will be featured at this year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting event hosted by the National Park Foundation and National Park Service.
This year, one artist and youth group were selected from each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia to design and create 26 ornaments. Twenty-five of the ornaments will be hung from the state or territorial tree as part of the National Christmas Tree display on the Ellipse. One of the ornaments will decorate the White House Visitor Center Christmas tree, which showcases each state/territory ornament.
Susan Parry is a full-time glass artist and resides in Signal Mountain, Tennessee – working out of her studio Torched in the Head. Specializing in glass blowing, Parry has won numerous awards and exhibits her work at fine art shows throughout the Southeast. Her work also has been recognized both nationally and internationally by various organizations and publications. «Read the rest of this article»
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.
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»
Helps Encourage Communities with Pedestrian-Friendly Planning
Nashville, TN – Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced the launch of its new Walk with Me Tennessee initiative, addressing recreational efforts for cities and counties that focus on planning, health and fitness opportunities, infrastructure, connecting community areas and safety.
Designed as an assessment tool, the program ranks community “walkability” and provides pertinent planning information to help communities increase their pedestrian friendliness.
50 Local Parks and Recreation Fund Grants Announced Today
Nashville, TN – Governor Phil Bredesen and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke today announced more than $3.5 million in Local Parks and Recreation Fund grants will be awarded to recipients across Tennessee.
In Montgomery County, the city of Clarksville will receive $145,000 for a 10-acre property to be donated to the city for a park. Specific amenities will include site preparations, enhanced road/loop, parking areas, signage, picnic areas, restrooms and trail development.
“Recreational facilities are set aside for the enjoyment of our state’s citizens and visitors alike,” said Bredesen. “These grants will enhance and expand outstanding recreational projects like parks, community centers, ballfields and playgrounds. I’m pleased we are in a position to grant these 50 awards and thank the Tennessee General Assembly for helping make this effort possible.” «Read the rest of this article»
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