When Naturally Connected went live last July, we knew it was atypical for a state environmental agency to proactively interact with the public using a blog site. However, we are committed to providing you with timely department news and announcements, and we believed that a blog would allow you to easily access and share department information with others.
Your response to our efforts has been very positive. We have posted roughly 200 articles on the site, and you have viewed them more than 50,000 times over the last 12 months. Naturally Connected has provided the opportunity for the agency to help you comply with environmental standards, given you a heads up when the agency was developing new regulations and issuing important permits, advised you when there were opportunities to provide the agency with input on important decisions and helped you better understand what the agency does and why our joint efforts are so important to Kentucky.
If you have difficulty finding the time or remembering to check the blog for recent updates, the RSS feed, Twitter or email links located on the right margin of the Naturally Connected page will provide you with an immediate notification when something is added. While these are great tools, the method that most of our followers prefer to use is the weekly KYDEP e-Newsletter. This newsletter is emailed to your inbox once a week and not only summarizes all of the recent posts, it also provides a link so you can quickly access an article if you want to read it in its entirety. Whatever method you use, you stay in control and can unsubscribe at any time.
Clearly, Naturally Connected is improving the agency’s communication. As a result, it is helping all of us care for Kentucky’s environment. If there are topics about agency activities that you would like to have us consider including in a future Naturally Connected post, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your commitment to Kentucky and look forward to another year of staying naturally connected.