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Thank You to the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation

Headwaters is happy to announce the award of a $1,000 grant from the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation. This funding will support community focused watershed improvement efforts and allow Headwaters to continue current education and engagement projects. Small grant awards and donations…

Forest and Watershed Education

With community education surrounding watershed health being part of the mission of Headwaters, our organization has recently expanded education efforts. Each Monday for the past several weeks, Headwaters has visited the Outdoor Education class at Letcher County Central High School.…

Appalachian Community Fund Award Announcement

Headwaters is pleased to announce the award of $1,000 from Appalachian Community Fund! This funding will support training fees, materials, and necessary travel. This allows Headwaters to pursue important training opportunities along with organizational development. Support for these purposes contributes to…

The Clean Water Rule and Its Potential Repeal

In February, shortly after taking office, President Trump signed an Executive Order beginning the process to repeal the Clean Water Rule and replace it with a set of rules that would weaken regulations surrounding water protection. The Clean Water Rule…

New AmeriCorps VISTA to Serve with Headwaters

Headwaters is pleased to welcome Garth Adams as the next AmeriCorps VISTA to serve the organization. Adams will be serving in the capacity of Community Program Coordinator. He will lead community engagement and education efforts surrounding watershed health and work on…

iCreek

The Cumberland River Compact in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy of Tennessee, developed a new interactive watershed tool called iCreek . iCreek provides easy access to stream quality information for the Cumberland River Basin. This new tool offers a fun and…

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…

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…

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…