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Appalachian Health & Well-being Forum

July 20, 2016
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Appalachian Health & Well-being Forum

The Appalachian Health & Well-being Forum is taking place Monday, July 25th 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Letcher County Cooperative Extension Office. If you are interested in water quality, environmental health, or overall well-being, be sure to attend. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the well-being initiatives taking place in...

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Total Trihalomethanes in Kentucky’s Streams and Rivers

July 18, 2016
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TTHMs Trihalomethanes are one of the main byproducts of chemical water disinfection systems and other chemical contaminations. Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) are prevalent in chlorinated water supplies, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). TTHM Chemical Formation TTHMs are formed when chlorine, a common disinfectant, is added to water containing organic materials, which occurs...

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Public Comments Requested for Water Infrastructure

July 14, 2016
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Public Comments Requested for Water Infrastructure

The National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) is a federal advisory committee established to provide advice and recommendations to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding environmental justice issues. NEJAC holds public comments sessions in order to gather public input related to environmental justice matters. NEJAC is currently  accepting public comments regarding (1) water infrastructure...

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Bad Branch Designated a Wild River

June 29, 2016
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Bad Branch Designated a Wild River

The Kentucky Division of Water has designated Bad Branch a Wild River. This designation includes the Kentucky 932 bridge upstream to the headwaters. Bad Branch Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in Kentucky. Be sure to take a look at the Wild Rivers Story Map for Bad Branch and other Wild Rivers to...

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KRWW Pathogen Sampling Event

May 20, 2016
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KRWW Pathogen Sampling Event

Members of Headwaters participated in the Kentucky River Watershed Watch Pathogen Sampling Event on May 13th and 14th. Various samples were collected from streams throughout the North Fork watershed and taken to a local lab for E. coli testing. E. coli samples are gathered as a measure of sewage contamination. Raw sewage has consistently...

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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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