Big Cypress Tree Go Green
Big Cypress Tree State Park has completed the Silver Recognition Level of the TN State Parks Go Green With Us Initiative and Guidelines. The guidelines include multiple areas of environmental sustainability including education and outreach, water conservation, energy efficiency, waste and recycling and much more. Congrats to this park for going above and beyond to be excellent stewards of our natural resources!
The mission of the Tennessee State Parks Go Green With Us program is to preserve and protect our state parks through sustainable park operations, resource conservation, and recycling. Program components cover a diverse array of initiatives, including energy and water conservation through equipment and operations upgrades, recycling programs, projects to enhance ecosystem health, and erosion control, among many others.
- Big Cypress Tree State Park offers on-site recycling.
- Big Cypress Tree State Park has decreased the amount of park land that they mow, letting some of it go back to natural vegetation. This decreases both pollution from tractor emissions and noise that disturbs visiting hikers looking for serenity, while increasing the amount of habitat for wildlife.
- The park has various plants that attract butterflies and provide them with a food source.
- The park office has also upgraded to more energy efficient lighting.