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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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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Energy and Environment Cabinet Announces New Commissioner of the Department for Environmental Protection

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 30, 2018) – Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles G. Snavely today announced the appointment of Tony Hatton as Commissioner of the Department for Environmental Protection (DEP). Hatton, who was named the DEP’s Deputy Commissioner in 2016, replaces former Commissioner Aaron Keatley, who recently accepted a job as Chief Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Hatton’s appointment takes effect June 1.

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State Division of Waste Management Announces Grant Funding Awarded for Counties

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 21, 2018) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management today announced 46 recycling, five composting, and 27 household hazardous waste grants to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills, and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste, which includes electronic scrap and mercury.

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