‘Getting to the Bottom of Stream Health’ Workshops Announced

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.

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Kentucky Lead Workgroup to Meet March 15

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 13, 2017) – A meeting of the Kentucky Lead Workgroup will take place March 15 at 1:30 p.m. EDT at the Kentucky Division of Water building, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, Ky.

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Kentucky Sends Firefighting Aid to Oklahoma

Firefighters go west.jpgFrankfort, Ky. (March 10, 2017) – The Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) has dispatched a dozen firefighters to assist the state of Oklahoma, where fires have burned nearly 900,000 acres in the northwest part of Oklahoma.

The firefighters, who departed from Kentucky yesterday morning, included one public information officer, one task force leader, two dozer bosses, three engine bosses, three engine operators and two firefighter type IIs. The Division of Forestry also sent threeType-6 Wildland Fire Engines and two JD-650 dozers with plows to assist Oklahoma’s fire efforts as part of the Southern Wildland Fire Compact.

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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.

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Kentucky Division of Water Announces New Initiative for Groundwater Awareness Week

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2017) – March 6-10, 2017 is Groundwater Awareness Week and the Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is launching a new field survey project to view Groundwater Protection Plans (GPPs) across the state.

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Envirothon Competition Training Locations, Dates Announced

Students all across Kentucky are learning about our natural resources through the Envirothon program.  They are preparing to compete against other teams on knowledge of natural resources-related topics, including soils, forestry, aquatics, wildlife ecology and a current environmental issue.  This year’s current issue is “Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship.”

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Webinar for Green Power Market Hosted by Environmental Protection Agency

Green Power Partners: The Value of Certification and Verification
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnerships hosts a webinar with the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) examining the value of certification and verification in the green power market.

The webinar takes place March 8 at 1 p.m. ET.

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