If you have ever wondered how you, your business or your community could reduce greenhouse gas emissions daily, there is a workshop designed for you. KY EXCEL, Kentucky’s environmental leadership program, has organized a free “Creating a Green Footprint Workshop” to be held on April 26, 2017, in Lexington, Ky.
The wind howled and the temperatures were brisk, but more than 30 eager volunteers pulled on their parkas and grabbed a trash bag to do litter pickup around the 300 Sower Building as part of Commonwealth Clean-up Week on Wednesday afternoon.
Governor Bevin declared March 19 through 25 as “Water Week in Kentucky” to show how each member of the Commonwealth is impacted by water in their daily lives and to connect water health to quality of life for each Kentucky citizen.
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.
The Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program invites communities and those interested in brownfield redevelopment to an open house event that can assist you with your current and future projects.
But you don’t have to let this free water run away. Get (or make) a rain barrel! Rain barrels are containers or systems that collect and store rain water from rooftops for later use.
Join our partners at the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Office on Monday, March 20, 2017 or at Kentucky State University on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 to create your own rain barrel.
In today’s busy world it’s hard enough to keep up with our own personal health, much less the health of a stream. However, our own health is very dependent on stream health, whether it be our physical health through the water we drink or our mental health through water we use for recreation. You might go to a doctor for your personal health, but when it comes to stream health the Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW) has the information you need. There are many ways you can get information about the health of a stream, one very handy way is to get our newly-developed Stream Health Pocket Guide.