Reelfoot Lake Go Green
Reelfoot Lake 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.
- Reelfoot Lake State Park is in the process of building an energy-efficient new museum and cabins that will be available for rental.
- The park participates in TVA’s Green Power Switch program.
- Park rangers contribute to ecosystem health through controlled burns and planting butterfly-attracting plants.
- The park also works to prevent erosion in the campground with tent pads which are man-made surfaces that protect the ground from damage caused by repeatedly setting up a tent in the same spot.