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Spring 2014 Tree Planting in Pike County

March 25, 2014
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Spring 2014 Tree Planting in Pike County

This past Saturday, March 22, Headwaters, working in conjunction with representatives from Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative and Green Forests Work (who organized the event), participated in a tree planting held on a reclaimed mountaintop removal site, close to the Pike County Regional Airport. Participants were made up of a group nearly 40 student volunteers...

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Fall 2013 Clean-up of the North Fork of the Kentucky River

November 24, 2013
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Fall 2013 Clean-up of the North Fork of the Kentucky River

Headwaters organized a successful volunteer event that cleaned up 2/3 of a mile of the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Whitesburg. On November 23, 2013, volunteers from Letcher County Central High School and AmeriCorps NCCC came out to work with regular Headwaters volunteers to pick up litter and clear debris that made...

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Opportunity to Work with Headwaters as a VISTA

November 13, 2013
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Opportunity to Work with Headwaters as a VISTA

Headwaters is currently seeking resumes for an AmeriCorps VISTA position in Whitesburg, Kentucky, to assist with improving water quality in eastern Kentucky.  This is a one-year, renewable position that will begin in February 2014. Headwaters is a nonprofit, grassroots organization whose mission is to improve streams in Letcher County by organizing stream clean-ups and...

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Can Letcher County Be Toured by River?

May 17, 2013
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On Saturday, May 11th, 10 volunteers with Headwaters, Inc. canoed and kayaked 18 miles from Whitesburg to Blackey. Below, we have reprinted The Mountain Eagle’s press coverage of the event. The link to the article can be found here. Can Letcher Co. be toured by river? By SALLY BARTO There’s more than one way...

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Upper Cumberland Watershed Watch 2013 Conference

May 7, 2013
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The Upper Cumberland River Watershed Watch has announced a date for this year’s conference. It will be held at Somerset Community College on Saturday, May 18th. For more information, below is an agenda. Hope to see you there!

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Recent Spring Service Projects

April 10, 2013
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Headwaters, Inc. has been very busy lately with service projects that highlight environmental stewardship and community service! Below are some pictures from two of our most recent projects. Clean-up of the Kentucky River’s North Fork with Mountain Alliance volunteers Trail Maintenance on the Pine Mountain Trail with the Letcher County Extension Office, Letcher County...

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March 30th Reforestation at Fishtrap Lake

April 10, 2013
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On March 30th, 2013, 30 student volunteers from Letcher County Central High School participated in reforesting a pre-regulatory strip job at Fishtrap Lake, Pike County. Among the other participants were students from Oberlin College, AmeriCorps VISTA members, and a full AmeriCorps NCCC team (Delta 3, Class 19). Great job, guys! This event received funding assistance...

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Spring 2013 Stream Clean-up at Campbell’s Branch Community Center

March 11, 2013
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