Success Stories

Success stories from Watershed Watch volunteers throughout Kentucky are described in the Success Stories document that you can download below.  Stories from the Salt River Watershed Watch volunteers are listed below.  

We hope that you find these stories inspiring, and full of helpful ideas for protecting and improving water quality in your local watershed.  

Please contact any member of the SRWW Steering Committee to share your ideas for improvements and success stories.  The Steering Committee will help you get connected with others who can help create a success story in your watershed.

Knob Creek - streambank stabilization and stream buffer in partnership with US Fish and Wildlife Service and NRCS

Curry's Fork - addressing pesticide pollution in partnership with KY Transportation Cabinet

Beargrass Creek - monitoring of public swimming area had many positive effects

Hammond Creek - volunteer data helped trigger state action to improve a problem wastewater facility

Doe Run Creek - volunteer data helped trigger replace a failing septic system at a local inn

Beargrass Falls Cooperative Demonstration Project - rain garden, solar water treatment, pervious pavement, rain barrels, public learning site

Oldham County Sewer District Partnership - to improve wastewater treatment in Oldham County

Crooked Creek - agricultural best management practices and tree plantings, partnering with Boy Scouts

Floyds Fork - Canoe Launch Special Study of bacteria in places used for public recreation

SRWW and KDOW Monitoring - SRWW identified locations of good and poor water quality and recommended monitoring sites to KDOW

ORSANCO and SRWW Partnerships - SRWW volunteers testified against proposed weakening of ORSANCO water quality standards

Living Lands and Waters and SRWW - SRWW volunteers assisted with cleaning up along the Ohio and Salt Rivers, training for teachers

Putney's Pond - laboratory for student science projects organized by SRWW volunteer

Clear Creek and Red Orchard Park - SRWW volunteer assisted with creation of Miller Outdoor Education Center, monitoring in canoe trail
Karen Schaffer,
Apr 5, 2016, 1:03 PM