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Bredesen Awards $11.9 Million in Tennessee Parks and Recreation Grants

87 LOCAL PARKS AND RECREATION FUND AND RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM GRANTS ANNOUNCED TODAY Nashville, Tenn. – Governor Phil Bredesen and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke today announced more than $11.9 million in parks and recreation grants will be awarded to recipients across Tennessee. The announcement includes nearly $9.7 million…


Tennessee’s Morrison Meadow and May Prairie State Natural Areas Walking Tour Scheduled For August 23

Nashville, Tenn. – The Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Natural Areas will host a guided walking tour at Morrison Meadow and May Prairie State Natural Areas on Aug. 23.  Participants should meet at 8 a.m. in the Target parking lot off Bell Road near Hickory Hollow in Nashville,…


Burgess Falls State Park and Natural Area Will Host Fourth Annual Butterfly Garden Celebration August 9

Nashville, Tenn. – Burgess Falls State Park and Natural Area in Sparta will host its fourth annual Butterfly Garden Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9. A variety of educational programs will be offered in the award-winning garden and surrounding park for this event. “We want to encourage…


N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Wins National Awards

RALEIGH, N.C. (– The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has won six national awards, including top honors for a documentary video, from the Association for Conservation Information (ACI). Three first-place awards, two for second place and one third-place award were presented to the Wildlife Resources Commission, the state agency dedicated to…


Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Development of Tennessee State Heritage Areas Program

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will hold a series of public meetings in July to discuss the development of a State Heritage Areas Program. Modeled on the National Park Service’s National Heritage Areas Program, this effort would provide technical assistance to Tennessee’s rural communities as…


Vesta Cedar Glade Hike Slated For June 14

Nashville, Tenn. – The Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Natural Areas will host a guided hike at Vesta Cedar Glade State Natural Area in Wilson County near Lebanon on June 14.  Participants should meet at 10 a.m. at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park office near Lebanon. Andrea…


Tennessee State Parks Offer Summer Vacation Fun on Less Than A Tank of Gas

Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee State Parks offer summer vacation fun on less than a tank of gas. With unique recreation opportunities, high-quality accommodations and exceptional value so close to home, Tennesseans don’t have to let rising fuel costs stall their summer plans.  There is a Tennessee State Park within an…


Updated Fish Consumption Advisories Issued For Tennessee

New Mercury Advisories Issued as a Result of 2006 and 2007 Sampling Nashville, Tenn. – The Department of Environment and Conservation has announced several modifications and additions to Tennessee’s list of precautionary fish consumption advisories as a result of fish tissue levels that exceed the mercury trigger point of 0.3…


Harpeth River Canoe Float Slated For May 3

Nashville, Tenn. – The Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Natural Areas will host a canoe float along the Harpeth River on May 3.  Participants should meet at 8 a.m. at the Kingston Springs City Park on Old Pinnacle Road. Roger McCoy and Jane Polansky will take participants on…


Plan Now To Join the Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee, September 14-20

19th ANNUAL EVENT TO LOOP THROUGH BEAUTIFUL SMOKY MOUNTAINS Nashville, Tenn. — The arrival of spring marks a great time to begin planning to participate in the 19th Annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee, which will begin its seven-day ride on Sept. 14 and will feature a loop through some of…