Department for Environmental Protection Recognizes Employee Contributions to Environmental Protection

Every year the Department for Environmental Protection honors employees who have gone above and beyond their job titles and duties to protect the environment, educate the public and ensure Kentucky is using and preserving its natural resources in a responsible manner.

Last Monday, Environmental Protection Commissioner Aaron Keatley, Dep. Commissioner Tony Hatton Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely honored 19 individual employees and six teams with outstanding service to the environment.

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Kentucky Division of Environmental Program Support 2016 Annual Report Available Online

The Kentucky Division of Environmental Program Support (DEPS) is pleased to announce the release of the annual report for the 2016 state fiscal year. The mission of the division is to support the mission of the Department for Environmental Protection by:

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Art and Conservation Writing Contests Seeking Entries from Students

art-contest-picThousands of students across Kentucky are learning about trees through the Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing contest, which opens today.  The annual contests, an art contest for students in grades one through five, and a writing contest for students in grades six through 12, allow students to use the knowledge they have gained about the environment and transform it into creative art work and written essays.

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Kentucky Division of Environmental Program Support 2015 Annual Report Available Online

The Kentucky Division of Environmental Program Support (DEPS) is pleased to announce the release of the annual report for the 2015 state fiscal year. The mission of the division is to support the mission of the Department for Environmental Protection by:

  • Managing all of the administrative functions of the department including budgeting, human resources, facilities, vehicle fleet and information technology;
  • Providing analytical laboratory services; and
  • Managing the Environmental Response Team for response to environmental emergencies.

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Air quality education offered in Carlisle, Jamestown

“Learn before you burn” and “Why care about air?” classes offered

How do you teach about something you can’t see, taste, or feel?  Teachers and non-formal educators can explore air quality education in a day-long workshop titled, “Why Care about Air?”, on Friday, July 24 at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Jamestown, Kentucky.

Credit: Virginia Lewis
Credit: Virginia Lewis

Led by Roberta Burnes and Kentucky Environmental Education Council Executive Director Elizabeth Schmitz, the workshop will explore air quality through hands-on, standards-based activities.  Whether you are a classroom teacher, 4-H or Scout leader, or homeschool parent, this workshop will provide you with lessons and resources that will make air quality come alive for your students.

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Division of Environmental Program Support Annual Report Available Online

The Kentucky Division of Environmental Program Support (DEPS) is pleased to announce the release of the annual report for the 2014 state fiscal year. The mission of the division is to support the mission of the Department for Environmental Protection by:

  • Managing all of the administrative functions of the department including budgeting, human resources, facilities, vehicle fleet and information technology;
  • Providing analytical laboratory services; and
  • Managing the Environmental Response Team for response to environmental emergencies.

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Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection – Strategic Operational Plan for State Fiscal Year 2015

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KYDEP) is pleased to announce the completion of its 2015 strategic operational plan. Each year, the six agency divisions, the Division of Water, the Division of Waste Management, the Division of Air Quality, the Division of Enforcement, the Division of Compliance Assistance, and the Division of Environmental Program Support develop these plans to provide a transparent look into the agency’s activities and environmental priorities for the state fiscal year. Continue reading “Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection – Strategic Operational Plan for State Fiscal Year 2015”