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Headwaters names Dustin Watts new Summer Associate

June 25, 2014
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Headwaters names Dustin Watts new Summer Associate

Headwaters would like to take this opportunity to announce the naming of Mr. Dustin Watts as our new Summer Associate! Dustin is a native of Fort White, Florida with roots in Letcher County. He has resided at Eolia, Kentucky for the past eight years, and is a recent graduate of Letcher County Central High...

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Headwaters is looking for Summer Associates!

April 25, 2014
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Headwaters is looking to add one more to our team with a 10-week Summer Associate position! As a Summer Associate, you are eligible to receive:   A $1,174.60 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or $125/month end of service cash stipend On-site orientation and training A living allowance to cover necessities during service AmeriCorps eCommunity and...

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Spring 2014 Tree Planting in Pike County

March 25, 2014
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Spring 2014 Tree Planting in Pike County

This past Saturday, March 22, Headwaters, working in conjunction with representatives from Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative and Green Forests Work (who organized the event), participated in a tree planting held on a reclaimed mountaintop removal site, close to the Pike County Regional Airport. Participants were made up of a group nearly 40 student volunteers...

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Fall 2013 Clean-up of the North Fork of the Kentucky River

November 24, 2013
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Fall 2013 Clean-up of the North Fork of the Kentucky River

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...

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Opportunity to Work with Headwaters as a VISTA

November 13, 2013
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Opportunity to Work with Headwaters as a VISTA

Headwaters is currently seeking resumes for an AmeriCorps VISTA position in Whitesburg, Kentucky, to assist with improving water quality in eastern Kentucky.  This is a one-year, renewable position that will begin in February 2014. Headwaters is a nonprofit, grassroots organization whose mission is to improve streams in Letcher County by organizing stream clean-ups and...

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Upper Cumberland Watershed Watch 2013 Conference

May 7, 2013
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The Upper Cumberland River Watershed Watch has announced a date for this year’s conference. It will be held at Somerset Community College on Saturday, May 18th. For more information, below is an agenda. Hope to see you there!

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Recent Report Puts Headwaters in Local Media

December 11, 2012
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Since the release of our latest county-wide stream survey, Headwaters has received a substantial amount of attention in the local media. Here is a quick round-up of local press features that will serve to interpet and summarize some of the more complex sections of the report. A link to the article in The Mountain...

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Headwaters Receives Capacity-Building Grant

December 11, 2012
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Headwaters, Inc. has received a $3000 Grassroots Community Mining Mini-Grant from the Western Mining Action Network and the Indigenous Environmental Network. The funds will be put towards: funding the next VISTA position; developing a set of informational brochures that 1)¬†explain individual heavy metals and the health issues associated with them, and 2) highlight Headwaters’...

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KRWW 2011 Water Sampling Results

August 31, 2012
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Every year, Kentucky River Watershed Watch (KRWW) mobilizes a large force of volunteers to gather data on herbicides, pathogens, metals and nutrients within the Kentucky River, as well as many of its tributaries and headwaters. Since the formation of Headwaters, the organization has partnered with KRWW to gather valuable data and to support local...

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KRWW Sampling Results

August 5, 2011
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Kentucky Rivers and streams were tested to determine pathogen levels for the KRWW Round 1 Pathogen Summer Testing Cycle. The results are in and they speak for themselves. All levels that exceeded the water quality standard for recreation of 240 cfu (colony forming units)/100 milliliters were considered contaminated and were scheduled for retesting. See...

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