Big Hill Pond Go Green
Big Hill Pond 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 Hill Pond State Park offers on-site recycling.
- Big Hill Pond conducted an energy audit to assess the energy usage of their park identify specific areas for improvement. They have made several upgrades to the visitor’s center, including more efficient lighting, occupancy sensors for lighting, and a new water heating system.
- The park works to create native habitat for wildlife through decreasing the amount of park lands that are mowed and encouraging growth of native grasses and vegetation.