Water Week Celebration, Events Planned Across Commonwealth

Ducks on Creek
Geese swimming down Elkhorn Creek in Scott County. 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 9, 2017) – Kentucky has a long history of caring for and protecting its abundant natural resources and one of the most important of these is water. The Commonwealth boasts a network of lakes, streams and rivers that are a vital source of drinking water, as well as a source of recreation for its citizens.

In celebration of these abundant natural resources, and as an observance of the value of water to each of us in our everyday lives, Gov. Matt Bevin has pronounced the week of March 19-25 as Water Week in Kentucky.

“Kentucky is home to some of the most beautiful and most biologically diverse rivers in the country, and residents in our communities have an important and celebrated connection to rivers, lakes, streams and waterways,” Gov. Bevin said. “We are all stewards of the water quality upon which future generations depend.”

A series of events meant to show how water health and conservation impacts each of us in our daily lives will highlight Water Week. Kentuckians can get hands-on with projects to protect or improve Kentucky’s water resources or simply learn more about subjects such as conservation and stream health.

The following are some events open to the public:

  • Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute (KWRRI) Annual Symposium (March 20)
  • Rain Barrel Workshop, Campbell County Cooperative Extension (March 20)
  • Project WET Educator Workshop: Getting to the Bottom of Stream Health (Lexington) (March 21)
  • Project WET Educator Workshop: Getting to the Bottom of Stream Health (Hopkinsville) (March 22)
  • Project WET Educator Workshop: Getting to the Bottom of the Stream Health (Stanton) (March 22)
  • Rain Barrel Workshop: Kentucky State University (Frankfort) (March 22)
  • Yamacraw River Cleanup (March 25)

For more information, please visit the Water Week website.