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Watershed Watch training in Whitesburg

Posted by Evan Smith, OSM/VISTA I think perhaps i didn’t emphasize this enough in the previous post about WW… On Saturday, April 7th there’s going to be a Watershed Watch training in Whitesburg at Southeast Community College from 9am-1pm. This…

Community Correspondance Corps Pieces

Posted by Evan Smith, OSM/VISTA Local media arts center, Appalshop‘s newest project is the Community Correspondents Corps. The CCC is an effort to get everyday folks involved in media making that is aired on community radio and posted on the…

Acid Mine Drainage in Dry Fork

Acid Mine Drainage in Dry Fork On or around March 7, 2007, an abandoned mine had a blow out and now acid mine drainage is gushing into Little Dry Fork, just west of Whitesburg, KY. The orange water, increased water…

2007 Watershed Watch Sample Dates

Wanted to let people know and mark their calendars for 2007 Watershed Watch sample dates. Big Sandy Watershed Watch hasn’t announced their dates, that will be decided in April, but the following are the dates for Kentucky River (KRWW) and…

Source Water Assessment and Protection Plan For Elkhorn Lake (primary source) City of Jenkins PWSID # 0670213

Letcher County, Kentucky Prepared by the Kentucky Rural Water Association in cooperation with the Kentucky Division of Water TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction…………………………………………………………………4 General System Information……………………………………………..7 Historical Water Withdrawal and Quality………………………………8 Steering Committee………………………………………………………..9 Source Protection in Kentucky  ………………………………………..11 Source Water Assessment…

WYMT Letcher Water by Amy Walker

WYMT Letcher Water Interview News segment on WYMT TV about Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in Letcher County,KY and the work of OSM/VISTA Evan Smith (Head of Three Rivers Project) and Kentucky Watershed Watch to bring attention to this problem and…

A Growing Storm of Media Coverage

Posted by Evan Smith, OSM/VISTA Lots of good press today The Lexington Herald put the project front center! “Local problem, local help” YOUNG MAN IS PART OF PUSH TO ANALYZE, CLEAN UP LETCHER’S TAINTED STREAMS http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/16128228.htm “Watershed team hopes for…

WWF Southeast Rivers and Streams Grant

Posted by Evan Smith, OSM/VISTA Good news, The Head of Three Rivers Project received a grant from the World Wildlife Fund’s Southeast Rivers & Streams Fund to do some work looking at the sewage problems on the Poor Fork (Cumberland…