Sgt. Alvin C. York Go Green
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park has completed the Platinum 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.
- Two electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at the park's Grist Mill.
- Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park has low-flow sinks in the visitor’s center.
- They also have made significant progress with the removal of invasive plants which makes the park more habitable for native species while creating more wildlife habitat.