Category: News

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…

Litter, Streams, and Recycled Birdhouses

Each week, Garth Adams and Alex Beer visit the Outdoor Education class at Letcher County Central High School to teach lessons about watershed health. Most recently, lessons have been focused on littering and its impact on water quality. In learning…