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High School Classes Build Wetlands

April 16, 2008
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High School Classes Build Wetlands

Students at Letcher County Central High School built a wetland at the school this week as part of their science curriculum. The wetlands, which is about 40 feet in diameter, is on a part of the school property where students and teachers report seeing elk, turkey and other wildlife. Rough-wing swallows and other birds...

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The Letcher County Brownfields Assessment Project

April 7, 2008
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The Letcher County Brownfields Assessment Project

The Head of Three Rivers Project partnered with the Letcher County Conservation District in 2007 to write two proposals to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for assessment of Mine-Scarred Lands Brownfields. In April, the agency awarded the district two $200,000 grants — the first MSL Brownfields grants ever competitively awarded in EPA’s Southeast Region....

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Conservation District gets $400,000 for Brownfields

April 7, 2008
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The US Environmental Protection Agency today announced two grants totalling $400,000 to the Letcher County Conservation District to assess brownfields in Letcher County. Both grants are under the agency’s Mine Scarred Lands program. One is specifically intended to study petroleum contamination at mine sites. Each grant will result in plans for redeveloping two to...

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Introducing Me

March 26, 2008
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Introducing Me

I’m Sam Adams, and I’ll be the voice from the ether on this blog. I would call myself the new VISTA for The Head of Three Rivers Project, but I’ve been here since November. You haven’t heard from me before because I’ve been busy being new. Now that I’m not new anymore, maybe I’ll...

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Our Home, Our Mission

January 31, 2008
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Our Home, Our Mission

Three rivers begin in Letcher County, Kentucky. The Kentucky, the Cumberland and the Big Sandy are all born on the high slopes of Pine Mountain, but before the rivers leave the county they are too polluted to wade in. Like the water, the people and the money flow out. The Head of Three Rivers...

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Diesel Range Organic Tests Posted

January 20, 2008
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The lab report for our Diesel Range Organics test has been posted on the Data and Reports page of our web site. Posted by Sam

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Letcher County Submits Application for Sewage Treatment Plant

January 20, 2008
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The Kentucky Division of Water is in the process of reviewing the application for a new sewage treatment plant Letcher County plans to build near Blackey. The following notice was published today by the Division of Water: ROCKHOUSE CREEK WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT (Letcher County Water and Sewer District), KY HWY 7, Whitesburg, Kentucky. KPDES...

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Article in This Week’s Mountain Eagle about Recent Site Tour

August 21, 2007
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Article in This Week’s Mountain Eagle about Recent Site Tour

Posted by Evan Smith, OSM/VISTA The following article appeared in the August 22nd edition of The Mountain Eagle, which is now available on the web at http://www.themountaineagle.com/ Water, sewer projects focus of tour More than 10 years of progress seen between Blackey and Millstone [above: Letcher County Water & Sewer District Commissioners at Millstone...

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“Creek in Crisis” By NYU Tisch Students Chelsea Connor Ines Garcia Rebecca Robertson & Ariana Schrier

July 19, 2007
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\”Creek in Crisis\” Video Students from Letcher County Central High School (Whitesburg, Kentucky) Investigative Science Class sampling abandoned mine drainage on Dry Fork (tributary to the North Fork of the Kentucky River). sample results and more info available from www.letcherwater.com film by NYU Tisch Students Chelsea Connor Ines Garcia Rebecca Robertson & Ariana Schrier...

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AMD and Art Webcast Tommorrow

July 17, 2007
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AMD and Art Webcast Tommorrow

Posted by Evan Smith, OSM/VISTA AMD & Art Webcast Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Two-hour audio Web broadcast Eastern: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) & ART: Combining Science and Art Building constituencies across disciplinary and physical boundaries can be challenging in watershed work. A project called AMD&ART, winner of the 2005 Phoenix Award...

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