Fall Issue of Land Air & Water Now Available

The fall issue of Land, Air & Water is available for download at http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/LandAirWater.aspx.

This issue highlights the following articles:

  • Flipbooks, training enhance Watershed Watch program – DOW’s Watershed Watch program received a grant to update training materials and retrain volunteers who test and interpret water quality within the Commonwealth.  Beginning on Page 5, read about the program’s new flipbooks that provide handy field guide instructions and procedures for sampling, as well as the advanced training for testing methods and terminology for Watershed Watch volunteers.
  • Recovery at Rock Creek – the centerfold story beginning on Page 9 highlights how the Division of Abandoned Mine Lands spent more than a decade ridding Lower Rock Creek of more than a century of damage from acid mine drainage and restoring it to its former beauty.
  • Dust on the run – ever heard of fugitive dust?  No doubt you’ve seen it, you just didn’t know the term for it.  On Page 14, read how fugitive dust can pose health problems, as well as visibility issues near construction sites, on gravel roads and at quarry sites.
  • State forest dedication – Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest in Union County covers nearly 2,500 acres along the Tradewater and Ohio rivers near Sturgis.  Read about the newly dedicated forest, recreational activities for the public and how the property will be maintained to protect its many geological treasures on Page 18.

This issue also includes articles about an abandoned surface mine turned golf course on Page 2, how a Grayson County farmer runs his poultry operation on solar energy on Page 4, Kentucky landowners who are robbed of their timber on Page 6, as well as numerous other environmental stories that showcase how our cabinet employees help Kentuckians protect their homes and property from wildland fires, enhance training and certification through workshops and provide environmental awareness and stewardship to students, teachers and citizens.