Water is the most vital of resources. Human consumption, fish and wildlife, recreation, and economic activity—it all is based on water. But Tennessee is one of just a handful of states that doesn’t have a long-term plan to ensure we have plenty of clean water in the future.
In 2018, then-Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam assembled various groups to develop a statewide plan for future water availability in Tennessee. Tennessee Wildlife Federation was proud to be among them and represent the needs of fish, wildlife, and people who enjoy the great outdoors. The TN H2O plan includes an assessment of current water resources and recommendations to help ensure Tennessee has plenty of clean and healthy water in the future.
Governor Lee and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) now have the ability to move forward and implement key TN H2O recommendations.
Thank TDEC’s leadership for prioritizing TN H2O’s recommendations. And let them and Governor Lee know that the Natural Resources and the Recreation and Tourism sections are particularly important to you.
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