Bledsoe Creek Go Green
Bledsoe Creek State Park has completed the Gold 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.
- Bledsoe Creek State Park is a popular park near Nashville, and park staff is working to prevent erosion caused by heavy use. The campground has seen multiple erosion control and drainage improvements. Several trails are mulched, making them more resistant to erosion from storms.
- The park is focused on energy conservation and has recently finished the construction of a new energy-efficient visitor’s center.
- Bledsoe Creek is tracking park-wide energy consumption to ensure electrical efficiency.
- They have also installed strategically placed trash and recycling dumpsters in the campground.