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Education & Outreach Spotlight on Healthy Waterways

Education & Outreach Spotlight on Healthy Waterways

BLC and Bluegrass Greensource partnered for the fourth year at the Riddle Farm in Scott County. Thank you to Laura and Bob Riddle for providing lunch to our crew of 14 volunteers.

This summer, Bluegrass Land Conservancy participated in three family-friendly programs, all promoting the importance of healthy waterways and the impact of our interactions with the environment.

 

“Kentucky has tens of thousands of miles of streams and rivers. That’s a lot of water. And a lot of responsibility. It all flows downstream, so let’s be good upstream neighbors. Learn about your local streams and watersheds—and do your part to lessen your impact on everyone’s water.”
– Dr. Amanda A. Gumbert, Water Quality Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

 

BLC and Oldham County Fiscal Court’s Curry’s Fork Watershed Project partnered for our first creek clean-up on Curry’s Fork in Oldham County. Local volunteers pulled a truckload of trash, including: three mattress springs, tires, paint cans, car parts, a satellite dish, and an old mailbox out of South Curry’s Fork tributary in LaGrange on July 19th.

 

Special shout out to Kentucky Division of Water for letting Dale Booth come teach us about our Curry’s Fork creek critters. 

KY Division of Water showed the kids just how much life there is in our waterways and sharing this firsthand experience helps our community’s next generation understand the importance of protecting our freshwater resources.
“It’s important to understand how our actions in the environment affect the health of our waterways because we rely on our local streams to provide us with important resources, such as drinking water.”
– Jessica Schuster, Kentucky Division of Water