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 it difficult for canoes to navigate the river.
Headwaters board president Evan Smith spoke with WYMT who came out to cover the event. The video is embedded below and can also be found at http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Volunteers-help-clean-Kentucky-River-233177311.html
This clean-up is a step towards Headwaters’s goal of creating a river trail through Letcher County and also was a tangible way to teach the student volunteers the importance of environmental responsibility.
Thanks to the help of our volunteers, the Kentucky River and Letcher County are cleaner today than they were yesterday.
If you would like to be involved with or support these types of events, get in touch with Headwaters and consider donating so that we can continuing cleaning up our streams.