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The Clean Water Rule and Its Potential Repeal

August 31, 2017
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In February, shortly after taking office, President Trump signed an Executive Order beginning the process to repeal the Clean Water Rule and replace it with a set of rules that would weaken regulations surrounding water protection. The Clean Water Rule is also known as the Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS). This rule...

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New AmeriCorps VISTA to Serve with Headwaters

August 30, 2017
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New AmeriCorps VISTA to Serve with Headwaters

Headwaters is pleased to welcome Garth Adams as the next AmeriCorps VISTA to serve the organization. Adams will be serving in the capacity of Community Program Coordinator. He will lead community engagement and education efforts surrounding watershed health and work on local efforts targeted towards community well-being and watershed improvement. Adams is a 2008 graduate...

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iCreek

July 28, 2017
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The Cumberland River Compact in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy of Tennessee, developed a new interactive watershed tool called iCreek . iCreek provides easy access to stream quality information for the Cumberland River Basin. This new tool offers a fun and easy opportunity to learn about local streams. Using iCreek, residents and individuals interested in...

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Watershed Education at Cowan Creek Science Camp

July 24, 2017
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Watershed Education at Cowan Creek Science Camp

During the week of July 17th, the Cowan Creek Community Center held Science Camp for children aged four to 12. Among many subjects, campers learned about weather, birds of prey, ecosystems, forests, weather, polymers, the solar system, simple machines, cellular biology, photosynthesis, and stream health. Over the course of the week-long camp, there were...

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Stream Education on Cowan Creek

June 28, 2017
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Stream Education on Cowan Creek

On June 14th, Headwaters VISTA, Alex Beer, led a stream education lesson during the Cowan Creek Summer Art Camp. The theme of this year’s camp was nature and endangered species. While making beautiful artwork all week long, campers learned about about nature, endangered species, and environmental stewardship. In connection to the themes of camp,...

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Award Announcement

June 26, 2017
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Award Announcement

Headwaters is pleased to announce the award of a $3,000 grant from the Clif Bar Family Foundation. This award will allow Headwaters to increase organizational capacity and continue our work to improve Letcher County watersheds through community education, access to accurate and timely water-quality information, and promotion of personal and community responsibility to care...

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Water Sampling Results

June 13, 2017
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Water Sampling Results

Several Headwaters members participated in the Kentucky River Watershed Watch E. coli water sampling event that took place on the 12th and 13th of May. The significant rainfall during this sampling event was a major factor, contributing to higher E. coli readings at some sampling sites. While this sampling event served as a good indicator of...

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Headwaters VISTA Position Opening!

June 13, 2017
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Headwaters VISTA Position Opening!

Are you or someone you know interested in working for Headwaters? We are looking for an individual to serve as our AmeriCorps VISTA. The AmeriCorps VISTA will fill the role of Community Program Coordinator and assist Headwaters in carrying out watershed improvement efforts in Letcher County, Kentucky. This is a one-year, renewable position that...

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