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Can Letcher County Be Toured by River?

May 17, 2013
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On Saturday, May 11th, 10 volunteers with Headwaters, Inc. canoed and kayaked 18 miles from Whitesburg to Blackey. Below, we have reprinted The Mountain Eagle’s press coverage of the event. The link to the article can be found here. Can Letcher Co. be toured by river? By SALLY BARTO There’s more than one way...

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Recent Spring Service Projects

April 10, 2013
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Headwaters, Inc. has been very busy lately with service projects that highlight environmental stewardship and community service! Below are some pictures from two of our most recent projects. Clean-up of the Kentucky River’s North Fork with Mountain Alliance volunteers Trail Maintenance on the Pine Mountain Trail with the Letcher County Extension Office, Letcher County...

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March 30th Reforestation at Fishtrap Lake

April 10, 2013
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On March 30th, 2013, 30 student volunteers from Letcher County Central High School participated in reforesting a pre-regulatory strip job at Fishtrap Lake, Pike County. Among the other participants were students from Oberlin College, AmeriCorps VISTA members, and a full AmeriCorps NCCC team (Delta 3, Class 19). Great job, guys! This event received funding assistance...

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Spring 2013 Stream Clean-up at Campbell’s Branch Community Center

March 11, 2013
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KRWW 2012 Water Sampling Results – Pathogens

February 7, 2013
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Every year, Headwaters partners with the Kentucky River Watershed Watch (KRWW) to gather data on herbicides, pathogens, metals and nutrients within the Letcher County watershed of the Kentucky River.  Below we have provided a map that plots all of the points in Letcher County that were tested in the 2012 KRWW water testing event. Because pathogens...

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New Web-Tools Address Need for Water Monitoring in Letcher County

February 6, 2013
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New Web-Tools Address Need for Water Monitoring in Letcher County

In June of 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, caught fire. Filled for decades with raw sewage and various pollutants, Time Magazine once described the Cuyahoga as the river that “oozes rather than flows,” and in which a person “does not drown but decays.” Congress and the Nixon administration acted quickly, and passed...

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Fall 2011 Metals Sampling Results & Report

November 12, 2012
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On November 19th, 2011, volunteers with Headwaters Inc. conducted heavy metals sampling of fourteen streams and twelve streambeds in the Kentucky River watershed of Letcher County. Headwaters, Inc. co-founder and former AmeriCorps VISTA Evan Smith and current VISTA Tarence Ray have written a comprehensive report that outlines and explains the results from this sampling effort....

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West End of Letcher County Under Boil Water Advisory

October 20, 2012
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If you live in Blackey, Isom, Jeremiah, Colson, Deane, Highway 7, & Low Gap, you are currently under a boil water advisory. Headwaters spoke with the Letcher County Water & Sewer District this afternoon and learned that, during road construction in Knott County, county & state construction crews pulled out a water line while putting in...

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