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North Fork Litter Cleanup

April 18, 2016
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North Fork Litter Cleanup

On Saturday the 16th, a group of Letcher County Central High School students joined Headwaters in a stream cleanup along the North Fork. By the end of the morning about 80 large bags of litter were removed from the banks of the river. Those who have participated in the stream cleanup for several years agree...

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Stream Cleanup

April 12, 2016
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Stream Cleanup

Be sure to make it out on Saturday morning to do your part in keeping local streams litter free!

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Certification for Water Sampling Offered

March 29, 2016
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Certification for Water Sampling Offered

  Join in a water sampling training with Headwaters in order to become certified or re-certified to sample local stream water. Those in attendance at the training will receive water test kits for participation in Kentucky River Watershed Watch and Cumberland River Water Watch testing. Please register by calling 1-800-928-0045 ext. 4939 and leave a...

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The Rivers Make the Mountains. And the Mountains Make the Rivers.

March 10, 2016
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The Rivers Make the Mountains. And the Mountains Make the Rivers.

Mountains are extremely vital to the earth’s water systems; they capture circulating air and force it upwards, where it then condenses into clouds, creating rain and snow. This precipitation generates water runoff and groundwater recharge. These waters captured at high altitudes are the same waters that flow through streams and groundwater to lowland waterways....

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Letcher County Water Infrastructure Milestone

March 9, 2016
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Letcher County Water Infrastructure Milestone

Sewer infrastructure and access to clean and safe water is a major issue of concern in Letcher County and the local area. Expanses of the county do not have city water or public sewer access. With this being the case, people rely on private package plants, single home septic systems, and straight piping for...

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EKU Professor Discusses Flint, Eastern Kentucky Water

March 1, 2016
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EKU Professor Discusses Flint, Eastern Kentucky Water

EKU Professor of Environmental Health Science, Jason Marion, recently sat down with WEKU to discuss Kentucky water safety in the wake of Flint. To Listen Click Here    

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Regina Donour Recognized as Volunteer of the Year

February 11, 2016
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Regina Donour Recognized as Volunteer of the Year

Headwaters board member, Regina Donour has been recognized as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year by Kentucky River Watershed Watch. Regina received the award at the Kentucky River Watershed Conference in Lexington, KY on February 6th. Her leadership and commitment to Headwaters and water quality in Letcher County does not go unnoticed- Regina is...

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Double Your Impact!

December 28, 2015
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Double Your Impact!

Now, until January 15th, your donation to Headwaters will be matched. Any gift, up to $500, will be doubled. Celebrate the holiday season and ring in the new year by supporting the work of Headwaters to improve watersheds in Letcher County. Any amount, big or small, is greatly appreciated and makes a positive difference...

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