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  • April

    Nashville District celebrates Earth Day festivities at Centennial Park

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 19, 2014) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District celebrated Earth Day with thousands of people today during the 13th annual Nashville Earth Day Festival at Centennial Park.
  • May

    Students get ‘hands on’ environmental lessons at Old Hickory Lake

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2013) – About 150 sixth-grade students from Hawkins Middle School received “hands-on” environmental lessons today on the shoreline of Old Hickory Lake.
  • Outdoor education STEMs into great learning opportunity

    ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (May 2, 2013) – Students from West Cheatham Elementary School participated in Environmental Awareness Day at Cheatham Lake today and the outdoor setting provided a unique learning opportunity away from their classrooms.
  • August

    Nashville mayor goes up river to see dam safety project

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. (Aug. 7, 2012) – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean visited Wolf Creek Dam today to see the ongoing foundation remediation construction, which is a dam safety project of vital importance to the citizens he represents 270 miles downstream.
  • February

    Corps prepares water diversion at Maryville’s Greenbelt Lake

    MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 29, 2012) – Work crews began installing aqua levee systems today on Pistol and Brown Creeks that will act as makeshift coffer dams. Pumps capable of moving up to 6,900 gallons per minute are in place and ready to divert water collected from these streams through pipes around Greenbelt Lake.
  • May

    Corps teams up with Nature Conservancy on mussel protection, restoration

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 23, 2011) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville and Memphis Districts teamed up today with The Nature Conservancy to sign a historic Memorandum of Understanding that focuses and coordinates freshwater mussel protection and restoration across Tennessee.