We are committed to clean air and a clean water supply for our region, as well as protecting its historical, cultural and environmental resources. We take great care of our 293,000 acres of public land and 11,000 miles of shoreline on behalf of the people of the Tennessee Valley.
In tandem with our mission to provide safe and reliable power across the Tennessee Valley, we work hard to improve air quality. Read about our aggressive emission controls, state-of-the-art technology and ongoing research in this area.Air Quality
As an environmental steward of the Tennessee Valley, TVA works with federal and state partners to maintain a clean and safe water supply. That means we monitor river systems, certify clean marinas and do much more to support aquatic health.Water Quality
From protecting cultural resources to ensuring environmental integrity, we always carefully measure the effects of our activities when making improvements to TVA public lands, offering lands for public recreational use or using land for economic development.Land Management
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies like TVA to consider the impacts of actions on human health before making decisions. TVA ensures that it is doing all it can to protect, restore and enhance the human environment in the Tennessee Valley.Environmental Reviews
TVA’s Natural Resources program has two opportunities for non-profits, institutes of education and local governments within the TVA Service Area to receive up to $5,000 to enhance or grow their environmental programming.
The Community Outreach & Support program provides assistance to organizations for environmental education events and activities. Funds have been used for supplies, equipment, publicity and/or hospitality.
The Reservoir and Community Cleanup program provides assistance to organizations for litter prevention programs, recycling and cleanups. Funds usually go toward expenses related to publicity, hospitality, cleanup supplies and disposal costs.