Category: News

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…

Best Management Practices

On December 11th, Garth Adams and Alex Beer visited Letcher County Central High School’s Outdoor Education Class and led a lesson on Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for local waterways. The BMP’s discussed were simple practices residents can carryout to positively…

KRA Grant Award

Headwaters is proud to announce we have received the 2017-2018 Kentucky River Authority watershed grant for $3,000. This grant will be used to purchase environmental education materials such as tap water test kits and water cycle models, just to name a…

Thank You to the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation

Headwaters is happy to announce the award of a $1,000 grant from the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation. This funding will support community focused watershed improvement efforts and allow Headwaters to continue current education and engagement projects. Small grant awards and donations…

Forest and Watershed Education

With community education surrounding watershed health being part of the mission of Headwaters, our organization has recently expanded education efforts. Each Monday for the past several weeks, Headwaters has visited the Outdoor Education class at Letcher County Central High School.…