Press release from the Tennessee Republican House Caucus; October 26, 2012:
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Representative Tim Wirgau (R-Buchanan) today announced that the state will be undertaking an $850,000 project at Barkley Wildlife Management Area in Stewart County. The funding will pay to completely replace a pumping station that is relied upon to maintain the habitat for duck hunting and other water fowl.
“I am pleased the State Building Commission understands the importance of this project and committed funding to it,” said Representative Wirgau. “Stewart County treasures its hunting and wildlife areas, and we appreciate the willingness of the state to help maintain the Barkley Wildlife Management Area.”
The final approval was given by the Executive Subcommittee of the State Building Commission.
Governor Bill Haslam, Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, and House Speaker Beth Harwell all serve as members of the full State Building Commission with the Commissioner of Finance and Administration Mark Emkes, Comptroller Justin Wilson, Secretary of State Tre Hargett, and Treasurer David Lillard.
“Protecting our natural resources and ensuring we are properly safeguarding natural habitats is an important part of maintaining Tennessee’s heritage,” said House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville). “I know that with these improvements, the people of Stewart County will be enjoying the Barkley Wildlife Management Area for years to come.”