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About TDEC

Welcome to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservationís Web site.
Our department was created to protect and improve the quality of our stateís land, air, water and recreation resources.  We administer a variety of programs to safeguard human health and the environment while ensuring our natural resources meet healthful, regulatory standards.  We also manage 53 State Parks and 79 State Natural Areas for the benefit of Tennessee and its citizens.
I am proud of the difference that Environment and Conservation makes for Tennessee every day.  Whether you are hiking along our many trails or enjoying the stateís abundant, clean waters,
I trust you can see this positive impact too.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability and is fully committed to nondiscriminatory practices within the scope of its responsibilities.
Why go across the country when what you want is already right here in Tennessee. Plan your ideal summer trip or day of discovery at an award-winning Tennessee State Park today. Link to TN State Parks

Environment and Conservation Today

  • Bredesen Announces Heritage Conservation Trust Fund Grants
  • Red Clay State Park will host the 26th annual Cherokee Days of Recognition festival.
  • Frozen Head State Park to Host Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion on July 26
  • Meeman-Shelby State Park Hosts Photography Exhibit
  • >>> more press releases

    Recent Public Notices

  • APC received requests for construction of air contaminant sources. (July 22, 23, 24)
  • Norandal USA, Inc. applied to APC for a renewal of their major source operating permit.
  • Notice of Receipt of Permit Application for Custom Tire and Recycle, LLC Class II Landfill (IDL 03-0212) Benton County
  • Public meeting to seek comments on the application by Giles County Southern Water Authority for a state water quality permit.
  • >>> more public notices

    Department Feature

    We wonít let high gas prices keep you from enjoying the good nature of Tennessee State Parks. Our Super Summer Season features a Gas Price Discount promotion for a special single night or two-night bundled package at any of our six resort parks on Sunday through Thursday from June 8 through August 28.

    Tennessee State Parks Feature

    Liberty: Saga of Sycamore Shoals is an outdoor drama telling the story of the 18th Century Watauga Settlement at Sycamore Shoals State Park. Showtime dates in park amphitheater July 24-26 with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST. There is an admission fee. For more information contact Jennifer Bauer at (423) 543-5808.

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