Norris Dam Go Green
Norris Dam 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.
- Norris Dam State Park’s cabins have recently undergone several upgrades, including building envelope upgrades such as insulation improvements, installation of more efficient lighting, and purchase of energy efficient appliances. They also have reflective window film which reflects sunlight keeping the building cool and the energy costs down. The film is transparent and doesn’t change the view out the window.
- The campground is a Tennessee Valley Camp-Right Campground which means that the campground voluntarily strives to meet and promote environmentally friendly campground management and camping practices related to energy efficiency, water conservation, natural resource protection, and plant and tree management practices.
- The campground has installed strategically placed trash and recycling dumpsters, removing all individual trash cans and placing signs informing visitors of these locations.