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On Saturday November 16 a group of volunteers planted hundreds of native species trees along Whites Creek on the Fontanel property.

American Plum, Shumard Oak, Eastern Red Cedar, Redbud, and Seviceberry.

For more information on trees go to www.tectn.org/tree

After the planting all the volunteers were welcomed by Barbara Mandrell’s daughter, Jamie, and treated to lunch in the log mansion.  Then they were entertained by Stephanie Quail, a country singer from Montana.













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Buy eco-friendly produts here and 25% of your purchases will go to the Tennessee Environmental Council.  All you need to do is select the TEC as the fundraiser organization when you submit your order.

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February 25, 2011 — CANCELLED

Will announce next week the new date. 

Rain gardens add beauty to the landscape, help reduce flooding by allowing storm water to be absorbed by the plants and infiltrated into the ground, and help clean our streams and watersheds.  This workshop offers the following

~ We will address problems associated with traditional storm water management practices and lack of maintenance of facilities and presenting ideas, information and practices designed to retrofit urban environments.   

~Learn basic ecological concepts and how to make practical and cost effective aesthetic and ecological improvements through hands-on training.

~ We will build an actual rain garden as a part of the workshop.

~ Several $250-$500 grants for riparian tree planting will be given to qualified participants on a first-come, first-served  basis. 

The workshop will be led by Tennessee Environmental Council Executive Director, John McFadden (PhD).  The workshop is ideal for city stormwater managers and coordinators, local park and greenway managers, greenway design consultants, watershed associations, landscapers and others interested in learning about rain gardens.   

Please wear field clothes, boots etc. and bring a water bottle, your own shovel and a brown bag lunch.  

CEUs available.  Please contact us for more details at tec(at symbol)tectn.org. 

LOCATION:   We will meet at the Peter Jenkins Trailhead (corner of Bern Road and Port Royal) in Wyngate Estates.  Please bring gloves, wear work boots and bring water to drink.  

Directions from Nashville

Take  I-65 South to Exit 53 Saturn Parkway

To the next off ramp Port Royal exit turn right and go past Kroger

Port Royal turns a hard left after about one mile, keep following it around about a mile when it takes a hard right.  Go across Duplex Road into Wyngate subdivision and follow down to bottom of hill.

Trailhead is on the right hand side of the road.  Follow the paved trail (approx. ¼ mile) to the storm water basin on the right.  



Registration is included with your $25 donation to the Council.  Click link below to register:


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9am – 4pm ~ Legislative Plaza, Nashville

Let’s talk about this at the next meeting.  Feb. 18, 2pm, S-108.

Hopefully someone can go to this.

 WHAT IS CONSERVATION EDUCATION DAY? Part of our Sustainable Tennesssee initiative, Conservation Education Day is one of our most important opportunities to educate Tennessee legislators about the 2010 Tennessee Sustainability Agenda and to show unity as a conservation community. TN Parks and Greenways Foundation, TN Recreation and Parks Assoc., & TN Conservation Voters are co-sponsors of this event.   

 WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?  Individuals and organizations who care about the issues outlined in the 2010 Tennessee Sustainability Agenda and other environmental/conservation issues in TN.  Forever Green Tennessee (info below) is a priority issue at this event, but this is one of the best opportunities of the year to come together as a community and show a unified front for a number of conservation issues.   

 WHAT WILL TAKE PLACE?  Throughout the day we encourage you to

schedule meetings with your State Senator and Representative to educate them about issues that are most important to you and your organization ~ We may also have opportunities for you to attend Committee meetings ~ If you represent an organization, you may register to set up a table at Legislative Plaza and invite your members to attend, staff the table and meet with their legislators ~

At the end of the day we’ll meet at Blackstone Brewery from 4:30-6:30 to network, kick back and review the day.


Click here to register and for schedule, directions and other information. 

Please register on or before Feb 15.  If you are with an organization, please complete a registration form for all of your members who are attending.   


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 Tennessee Environmental Council launches the…

Tennessee Tree Project

 TREE FACT: Studies indicate communities with more trees have less crime

TREE FACT: Planting 30 trees each year offsets greenhouse gases from your car and home

TREE FACT: In 50 years one tree provides $130,750 in total benefits including oxygen, air pollution control and storm water drainage

 Tennessee Tree Project has a goal of planting 1 million native trees in Tennessee by 2020. Tree planting projects are among the most popular programs we offer at the Tennessee Environmental Council, and they bring terrific publicity and community relations opportunities for our partners. The Tennessee Tree Project offers an easy, affordable community project for organizations you may belong to including businesses, schools, churches, and non profits that would like to plant trees and offer environmental service projects in their community. Click here for more information.

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