Posts Tagged ‘ archive ’

The Return of the Mighty Chestnut

October 26, 2009
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Unfortunately, many of our readers have never seen an American chestnut. The reason most of you have probably never seen a chestnut in real life (I’ve only seen seedlings) is because they all died. Well, okay, not all, but “virtually eliminated” is pretty close. At our tree planting with the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative...

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We were on the Radio

October 22, 2009
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Okay, so you kind of missed it. That’s our fault. We totally should have let you know about it before, rather than after. Sorry. But yesterday Regina Donour, Headwaters president, and I were on WMMT’s “Mountain Talk,” with Mia Frederick of the Letcher County Emergency Response Network, Paul Miles of the Letcher County Emergency...

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The 303d List: A Primer

October 19, 2009
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I was asked recently by our board to prepare a discussion on the processes in various states for developing the EPA’s 303(d) list of impaired waters. In attempting to do that, I discovered that I do not, in fact, understand the process, and I had to educate myself as to what the process is....

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It came from the Glacier: The Return of Banned Pollutants

October 19, 2009
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First of all, let me thank Reuben, Evan, Sam, chemlady, Jamie, and everybody who’s ever read this blog for helping to make it a success. I’m Reid, the new OSM/VISTA assigned to Headwaters, and I wanted to start by talking about an issue that doesn’t effect Letcher County specifically, but that plays a role...

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Tree Planting this Weekend

March 19, 2009
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On Saturday (the 21st), in conjunction with the Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team (ACCWT) and the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI), we are coordinating a large tree-planting event. We will be planting roughly 2800 trees on 5 acres. We will be meeting at the Campbell’s Branch Community Center at 8:00 in the morning to...

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Test Results

March 12, 2009
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In response to the petroleum spill and water advisory that began on Monday (February 16th) in Letcher County, The Head of Three Rivers Project conducted several independent tests of both the stream and tap water. These test results can be found on our data/reports page here. These samples were collected on Thursday (February 19th)....

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Projects Update

March 10, 2009
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There are a few Headwaters events coming up this month. March 14th: We are having a water-testing training workshop for volunteers this Saturday. We are meeting at 9:00 in the morning in front of the Harry Caudill Library in Whitesburg. This training is required for volunteers to participate in water-testing events with The Head...

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Ignorance is Bliss but Compliance can be Deadly

February 24, 2009
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Why do we allow ourselves to be victims again? Not only do individuals and industry behave in a manner that is irresponsible for the welfare of the environment but the public health as well. Our government officials do not seem forthcoming with information regarding our recent water non-consumption advisory. Therefore, not only do we...

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Independent Water Test

February 23, 2009
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The Head of Three Rivers Project is conducting independent tests of the both the stream and tap water of Letcher County. The stream samples were taken last Thursday (Febuary 19th) from sources above and below the contamination site and the tap samples were taken here in Whitesburg. We are testing for gasoline-range organics and...

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Water Quality Advisory

February 17, 2009
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This is from http://www.letchercounty.ky.gov/emergency/. “The Kentucky Division of Water has issued a non-consumption advisory for residents in the communities of Black Bottom, Crafts Colley, Cowan, Camp Branch, Doty Creek, Isom, Jeremiah, Little Colley, Mayking, Sandlick, Spring Branch and Whitesburg. This non-consumption advisory means that customers should not drink, shower, or use their water for...

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