Category: News

Water Testing Training

One of the major efforts of Headwaters is water-quality monitoring. This is largely carried out through Kentucky River Watershed Watch, a basin-wide organization that facilitates water testing training and stream water sampling among volunteers throughout the Kentucky River watershed. Headwaters…

Stream Cleanup April 13th

  Please join us for a stream cleanup along the North Fork of the Kentucky on Saturday, April 13th. We will meet at the Veterans Memorial parking lot in downtown Whitesburg at 10:00 AM. We anticipate the cleanup lasting until…

2018 in Review

The past year has been marked by success and major strides forward for Headwaters and watershed improvement in Letcher County. In reviewing 2018, the following are events and programs to highlight: Garth Adams served as the AmeriCorps VISTA Community Program…

University of Kentucky Backyard Streams

The University of Kentucky has recently developed a new website called Backyard Streams. The website is designed to help people care for streams near their home. More often than not, residents are unclear about exactly how to care for a…

Headwaters on the Creek Summer Camp

Headwaters is presenting a watershed camp at Cowan Community Center this summer. The Headwaters on the Creek Camp will be held July 23rd through 27th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day for Letcher County youth ages 5 to…

Don’t Forget!

Headwaters is hosting a stream cleanup on April 14th at 10:00AM. To begin we will meet at the Veterans Memorial parking lot in downtown Whitesburg. Supplies such as gloves and garbage bags will be provided. There will be plenty of…

Redbud Raffle

On March 5th, Headwaters participated in the local Career Fair for 8th grade students at Southeast Community and Technical College. During this event, Headwaters sponsored a tree give-away where students entered their names into a drawing to win a redbud…

Career Fair

This week Headwaters participated in the Career Fair for 8th graders held at the Whitesburg KCTC campus. Students learned about potential careers and employers in the area. Garth Adams, Headwaters AmeriCorps VISTA, and Alex Beer, Watershed Coordinator, detailed Headwaters as…

UK CARES

Headwaters has recently partnered with UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Science to offer community members the opportunity to sample local water. Through this citizen science collaboration, Debi Sexton, Jonathan Hootman, and Jane Whisenant have been trained in drinking…