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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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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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