Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Return of the Mighty Chestnut

October 26, 2009
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Unfortunately, many of our readers have never seen an American chestnut. The reason most of you have probably never seen a chestnut in real life (I’ve only seen seedlings) is because they all died. Well, okay, not all, but “virtually eliminated” is pretty close. At our tree planting with the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative...

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We were on the Radio

October 22, 2009
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Okay, so you kind of missed it. That’s our fault. We totally should have let you know about it before, rather than after. Sorry. But yesterday Regina Donour, Headwaters president, and I were on WMMT’s “Mountain Talk,” with Mia Frederick of the Letcher County Emergency Response Network, Paul Miles of the Letcher County Emergency...

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The 303d List: A Primer

October 19, 2009
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I was asked recently by our board to prepare a discussion on the processes in various states for developing the EPA’s 303(d) list of impaired waters. In attempting to do that, I discovered that I do not, in fact, understand the process, and I had to educate myself as to what the process is....

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It came from the Glacier: The Return of Banned Pollutants

October 19, 2009
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First of all, let me thank Reuben, Evan, Sam, chemlady, Jamie, and everybody who’s ever read this blog for helping to make it a success. I’m Reid, the new OSM/VISTA assigned to Headwaters, and I wanted to start by talking about an issue that doesn’t effect Letcher County specifically, but that plays a role...

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