Vision:

Enhance the quality of life within Boone Watershed by improving water quality.

Mission:

Partner with local users, regional, state and federal entities, educators and others to identify and address water resource issues in the Boone Watershed.


 

BWP Announces February 17, 2015 General Meeting

CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER!

The public is invited to the next General Meeting of Boone Watershed Partnership, Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 4:00 pm  to 5:00 pm.  The meeting is being held in the Board Room of the Winged Deer Park Headquarters, 4137 Bristol Hwy, Johnson City, TN 37601. 

The meeting will open with a review of Boone Watershed Partnership’s (BWP) current projects along Beaver Creek, Bristol; Gap Creek, Elizabethton and Sinking Creek Wetlands Education Center, Johnson City.  This will be followed by the featured speaker, Mark Braswell, External Affairs Director of the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation's (TDEC) Johnson City Environmental Field Office.

Mark Braswell serves as the External Affairs Director of the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation's (TDEC) Johnson City Environmental Field Office.

Presentation Abstract:

The Department of Environment and Conservation Divisions and Programs are as diverse as Tennessee’s geography.  Most know that TDEC is charged by Tennessee’s Legislature to implement the State’s Environmental Laws, but did you know that TDEC manages and operates Tennessee’s 55 state parks and 83 state natural areas?  Did you know TDEC has a radiological health program, an office of energy programs, office of sustainable practices, maintains a registry of meth cleanup properties, prohibits open burning of non-wood wastes, runs a dry-cleaner environmental response program, offers many mission related grants and loans, and the list goes on?  This presentation takes a broad look at TDEC’s many responsibilities, services and how they’re delivered along with a few specific local examples and anecdotes.  So you thought you knew TDEC? … you’ll know much more after this presentation.

See our listing of Calendar Events as well as specific projects of the Boone Watershed Partnership.