Watershed Based Plan Community Forum

In partnership with the Kentucky Division of Water and the University of Kentucky, Headwaters invites you to participate in a community forum on stream quality in the greater Whitesburg area!  

For two years and through the support of a 319 (h) grant, Headwaters and our partners have been gathering data on stream quality in three key tributaries of the North Fork of the Kentucky River Watershed: Crafts Colly, Sand Lick, and Dry Fork. Each of these three rivers are located adjacent to the city of Whitesburg, and have major impacts on local drinking water quality, tourism, and outdoor recreation. Research showed that the three creeks were subject to high levels of bacteria, erosion and habitat loss, and legacy mine drainage. Based on the research, and consultation with experts from a variety of natural resource fields, Headwaters staff and UK staff have compiled a list of potential ideas for fixing some of these issues and will be discussing them at the forum – and we want to hear YOUR feedback on those possible solutions! 

All members of the public are invited to come, to offer both their input on solutions to contamination in the creeks and to learn more about water quality in local waterways. We specifically encourage folks living along the three creeks we’ve sampled for the last two years to attend, as well as East Kentuckians with experience in conservation, public health, and-or civil infrastructure development.
The forum well be held on October 14th, at 6:00 PM, at the Whitesburg campus of Southeast Community & Technical College. We hope to see you there!

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