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Crafts Colly, Sand Lick, Dry Fork Water-Quality Monitoring

May 19, 2017
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At the beginning of May, the Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW) initiated stream water monitoring at 8 sites throughout Crafts Colly, Sand Lick, and Dry Fork. This water-quality monitoring will continue for several months as part of an effort to assess the streams and ultimately develop a plan to improve water quality. KDOW is...

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Whitesburg Water Quality Report

May 1, 2017
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The 2016 Whitesburg Water Quality report is now available to the public. To view this report you can visit: http://www.dcfleming.com/2016-CCR.pdf or call (606) 633-3710 to request a paper copy. When reading the document you may notice the several columns with abbreviations. The significance of some of these abbreviations is explained below. Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The...

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Headwaters VISTA Position Opening

March 27, 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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LCCHS Students Clean Our Waterways

February 13, 2017
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LCCHS Students Clean Our Waterways

On Sunday, February 12th, 42 Letcher County Central High School students joined Regina Donour and Headwaters for a stream cleanup along the North Fork of the Kentucky River. National Honor Society members and sophomore, juniors, and seniors from science classes worked diligently removing litter from the banks of the North Fork for four hours....

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February Stream Cleanup

February 8, 2017
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February Stream Cleanup

Join Headwaters this Sunday, 1:00 at the Whitesburg Middle School, to pick up litter along the banks of the North Fork. With each litter cleanup, a significant amount of waste and debris is removed from our streams, contributing to cleaner waterways. Litter cleanups not only help to beautify our rivers and streams, but also help...

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1 Gift, 2 Times the Impact, 3 Headwater Streams

December 13, 2016
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Celebrate the holiday season and the end of the year by giving to Headwaters during the current matching opportunity. Throughout the month of December, every contribution will be matched until we reach $500. This is a great way to double your impact and support watershed improvement efforts in the Big Sandy, Upper Cumberland, and...

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Big Dip Redux Web Conference and Presentations

November 16, 2016
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On Tuesday, November 15th, Kentucky Community and Technical College and Eastern Kentucky University students participated in a web conference to review and present water quality findings from the Big Dip Redux sampling event. The Big Dip Redux took place in September of this year when streams throughout southeastern Kentucky were sampled by students and...

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Watershed Quality Education at LCCHS

October 14, 2016
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Watershed Quality Education at LCCHS

On October 12th, 60 Letcher County Central High School (LCCHS) chemistry students studied watershed quality at Lilley Cornett Woods. Led by Regina Donour, LCCHS chemistry teacher, and Eastern Kentucky University faculty, students assessed four watersheds in close proximity to the Lilley Cornett Woods Research Center. In order to determine the healthiest of the four...

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