Category: News

Headwaters Welcomes New Watershed Coordinator

Elizabeth M. Looney Watershed Coordinator Headwaters, Inc. Hello!My name is Elizabeth Looney and I am the new Watershed Coordinator for Ky Headwaters! I have lived in Southeastern Kentucky most of my life and Letcher County has been my home for…

Headwaters is Hiring our 2020-2021 AmeriCorps VISTA

Headwaters is looking for our Community Program Coordinator VISTA! Headwaters works to address public health issues relating to water quality through water monitoring, environmental education, and ecological restoration. Our specific program activities include sampling stream water at designated locations throughout…

Headwaters is Hiring!

Interested in working for a community-based environmental nonprofit in Eastern Kentucky? Come work with Headwaters as the Watershed Coordinator! About Us: Headwaters, Inc. is a Letcher County based organization dedicated to improving local water quality through education, providing accurate and…

On the Floods in East Kentucky

Spring in East Kentucky is getting wetter. Annual rainfall has increased by 5% since the beginning of the 20th century, and many cities and towns have seen record rainfall in the past decade. East Kentucky was declared to be in…

Headwaters 2019 Year in Review

Wow – we can’t believe it’s already December. This year has been a whirlwind. Between staff transitions, new projects, outreach, and new partnerships across the state, Headwaters has been out and about. So here’s what we’ve been up to. 2019…

Watershed Based Plan Community Forum

In partnership with the Kentucky Division of Water and the University of Kentucky, Headwaters invites you to participate in a community forum on stream quality in the greater Whitesburg area!   For two years and through the support of a 319…

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…