Category: News

Tap Water Testing

Headwaters is proud to announce we will be partnering with the University of Kentucky’s Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences, UK-CARES, on a tap water testing project in Letcher County! We’re looking for 5-10 volunteers to participate in this…

Headwaters on the Creek Camp 2019

Earlier this July, Headwaters teamed up with Cowan Community Center to host Headwaters on the Creek Camp! Throughout the whole week we enjoyed the outdoors and spent time learning about watershed stewardship, local ecosystems, and how to care for our…

Welcoming the 2019-2020 Headwaters VISTA!

Hello all – my name is Emily Madden, but you can call me Ly, and this week I’m beginning with Headwaters as their UK CARES Community Program Coordinator VISTA. I have worked in conservation and community engagement through AmeriCorps in…

Hello from New Watershed Coordinator!

Hello, Letcher County! My name is Caitlin Myers and this week I’m stepping in as the new Watershed Coordinator! I have worked towards clean water in Appalachia since 2014, when I stepped in to aid disaster relief efforts in West…

Headwaters Job Opening!

  Watershed Coordinator Position Description Headwaters is seeking to hire an individual to serve as a watershed coordinator for a grant-funded project. The Headwaters watershed coordinator will: Build upon current relationships with community members, stakeholders, and project partners. Work closely…

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…