LCCHS Students Clean Our Waterways

February 13, 2017
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LCCHS Students Clean Our Waterways

On Sunday, February 12th, 42 Letcher County Central High School students joined Regina Donour and Headwaters for a stream cleanup along the North Fork of the Kentucky River. National Honor Society members and sophomore, juniors, and seniors from science classes worked diligently removing litter from the banks of the North Fork for four hours....

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February Stream Cleanup

February 8, 2017
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February Stream Cleanup

Join Headwaters this Sunday, 1:00 at the Whitesburg Middle School, to pick up litter along the banks of the North Fork. With each litter cleanup, a significant amount of waste and debris is removed from our streams, contributing to cleaner waterways. Litter cleanups not only help to beautify our rivers and streams, butĀ also help...

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1 Gift, 2 Times the Impact, 3 Headwater Streams

December 13, 2016
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Celebrate the holiday season and the end of the year by giving to Headwaters during the current matching opportunity. Throughout the month of December, every contribution will be matched until we reach $500. This is a great way to double your impact and support watershed improvement efforts in the Big Sandy, Upper Cumberland, and...

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Big Dip Redux Web Conference and Presentations

November 16, 2016
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On Tuesday, November 15th, Kentucky Community and Technical College and Eastern Kentucky University students participated in a web conference to review and present water quality findings from the Big Dip Redux sampling event. The Big Dip Redux took place in September of this year when streams throughout southeastern Kentucky were sampled by students and...

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Watershed Quality Education at LCCHS

October 14, 2016
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Watershed Quality Education at LCCHS

On October 12th, 60 Letcher County Central High School (LCCHS) chemistry students studied watershed quality at Lilley Cornett Woods. Led by Regina Donour, LCCHS chemistry teacher, and Eastern Kentucky University faculty, students assessed four watersheds in close proximity to the Lilley Cornett Woods Research Center. In order to determine the healthiest of the four...

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KRWW Fall Sampling Event

September 15, 2016
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KRWW Fall Sampling Event

Kentucky River Watershed Watch (KRWW) held the annual Fall Sampling event last week. Between September 8th and 10th, 136 stream sites across the Kentucky River Basin were sampled and tested for E.coli and heavy metals. This was a large water testing undertaking with samples coming from 40 Kentucky counties. Headwaters and Letcher County were...

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Successful Turnout for the Big Dip Redux

September 15, 2016
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Successful Turnout for the Big Dip Redux

This past Saturday, September 10th, 74 college students and community members throughout Eastern Kentucky participated in the Big Dip Redux. Collectively, volunteers sampled over 75 sites for various water quality parameters. This event was a 9/11 AmeriCorps VISTA National Day of Service project and was carried out as part of a more comprehensive Kentucky...

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Appalachian Health & Well-being Forum

July 20, 2016
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Appalachian Health & Well-being Forum

The Appalachian Health & Well-being Forum is taking place Monday, July 25th 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Letcher County Cooperative Extension Office. If you are interested in water quality, environmental health, or overall well-being, be sure to attend. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the well-being initiatives taking place in...

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