Recent Spring Service Projects

April 10, 2013
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PMTC10

Headwaters, Inc. has been very busy lately with service projects that highlight environmental stewardship and community service! Below are some pictures from two of our most recent projects. Clean-up of the Kentucky River’s North Fork with Mountain Alliance volunteers Trail Maintenance on the Pine Mountain Trail with the Letcher County Extension Office, Letcher County...

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March 30th Reforestation at Fishtrap Lake

April 10, 2013
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Fishtrap12

On March 30th, 2013, 30 student volunteers from Letcher County Central High School participated in reforesting a pre-regulatory strip job at Fishtrap Lake, Pike County. Among the other participants were students from Oberlin College, AmeriCorps VISTA members, and a full AmeriCorps NCCC team (Delta 3, Class 19). Great job, guys! This event received funding assistance...

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Spring 2013 Stream Clean-up at Campbell’s Branch Community Center

March 11, 2013
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cleanup4

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KRWW 2012 Water Sampling Results – Pathogens

February 7, 2013
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watertest

Every year, Headwaters partners with the Kentucky River Watershed Watch (KRWW) to gather data on herbicides, pathogens, metals and nutrients within the Letcher County watershed of the Kentucky River.  Below we have provided a map that plots all of the points in Letcher County that were tested in the 2012 KRWW water testing event. Because pathogens...

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New Web-Tools Address Need for Water Monitoring in Letcher County

February 6, 2013
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New Web-Tools Address Need for Water Monitoring in Letcher County

In June of 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, caught fire. Filled for decades with raw sewage and various pollutants, Time Magazine once described the Cuyahoga as the river that “oozes rather than flows,” and in which a person “does not drown but decays.” Congress and the Nixon administration acted quickly, and passed...

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Recent Report Puts Headwaters in Local Media

December 11, 2012
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Sandlick-AMD

Since the release of our latest county-wide stream survey, Headwaters has received a substantial amount of attention in the local media. Here is a quick round-up of local press features that will serve to interpet and summarize some of the more complex sections of the report. A link to the article in The Mountain...

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Headwaters Receives Capacity-Building Grant

December 11, 2012
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Headwaters, Inc. has received a $3000 Grassroots Community Mining Mini-Grant from the Western Mining Action Network and the Indigenous Environmental Network. The funds will be put towards: funding the next VISTA position; developing a set of informational brochures that 1) explain individual heavy metals and the health issues associated with them, and 2) highlight Headwaters’...

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Fall 2011 Metals Sampling Results & Report

November 12, 2012
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testing

On November 19th, 2011, volunteers with Headwaters Inc. conducted heavy metals sampling of fourteen streams and twelve streambeds in the Kentucky River watershed of Letcher County. Headwaters, Inc. co-founder and former AmeriCorps VISTA Evan Smith and current VISTA Tarence Ray have written a comprehensive report that outlines and explains the results from this sampling effort....

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