Holiday Water Recreation Tips Issued from Public Health, Division of Water

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 21, 2018) – With summer upon us and July 4th quickly approaching, the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) offer these safety tips to help Kentuckians enjoy the many rivers, lakes and creeks in which we boat, fish, swim, canoe or otherwise enjoy our abundant water resources.

Despite many water quality improvements, there is the potential for human health risks in any body of water. By using common sense, your risks of experiencing water-derived health issues can be greatly decreased.

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission to Meet

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 18, 2018) – The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC) will meet on Thursday, June 21 beginning at 10:00 a.m., EDT. The meeting will be held at Floracliff State Nature Preserve, Fayette County, 8000 Elk Lick Falls Rd, Lexington, KY 40515.

Discover more about KSNPC through our website: http://naturepreserves.ky.gov or Facebook at http://facebook.com/ksnpc.

Kentucky Reclamation Guaranty Fund Commission to Meet

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 14, 2018) – The Kentucky Reclamation Guaranty Fund Commission will meet Wednesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. at the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Secretary’s Conference Room (332), 3rd floor, 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Ky. The public is invited to attend.

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Harmful Algal Bloom Workgroup to Meet

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 14, 2018) – A public meeting of the Kentucky Harmful Algal Bloom Workgroup (HAB) is scheduled for Monday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. ET at the Energy and Environment Cabinet building, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, Ky. in room 314.

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Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves Established

Kentucky State Nature Preserves, Wild Rivers, and Heritage Land Conservation Fund consolidate into one agency

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 7, 2018) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has announced that the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC), the Kentucky Wild Rivers System (WRS), and the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (KHLCF) will consolidate into the new “Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves” (KNP).

Senate Bill 129, passed by the 2018 General Assembly and signed by Governor Matt Bevin, created the new office, which is supported by the Kentucky Resources Council (KRC) and other conservation groups. The change takes effect July 14, 2018.

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Energy and Environment Cabinet Seeking Nominations for Awards

Award winners to be announced at the Cabinet’s 2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment in October

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 7, 2018) – The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is calling for nominations for its annual environmental awards to be presented during the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment on Oct. 11-12 at the Lexington Convention Center.

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KY EXCEL Open House Announced

KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, supports and takes time to recognize entities all across the Commonwealth who are leading the way in environmental actions.

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