Welcome to Watershed Watch in Kentucky

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Watershed Watch in Action
See our report, Basin Success Stories, about how Watershed Watch volunteers have helped improve their watersheds.
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Check out this article about the work the Salt River Watershed Watch is doing in Louisville!
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The Virginia Environmental Endowment
has awarded WWKY a one-year grant 
"for improving statewide volunteer water quality monitoring and stormwater management in Kentucky."
Thank you VEE!
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A new rule proposed by EPA and the Corps concerning Waters of the United States and the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act has been released for public comment.  

The related technical report document on Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence can be found at http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=238345.


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EPA Report on Water's Economic Impact

http://water.epa.gov/action/importanceofwater/
Every Watershed Watch Volunteer knows water's importance.  In a recent report issued by EPA, the agency quantifies water's economic value.   Water’s fundamental role in many facets of our lives has an impact of several trillion dollars.  Using data from the USGS, the report shows that the vast majority (at least 83%) of water withdrawn from surface and groundwater sources is used either for production of food or in the generation of thermoelectric power.  The report is relatively short (less than 30 pages), but the EPA’s resource web page has links to the technical report and associated research studies.
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The OCTOBER 10, 2013 Event Was a Success!

ADVANCING GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN LEXINGTON


What    A full-day conference

Where  Locust Trace AgriScience Farm

                242 Locust Farm Road

                Lexington, Kentucky

Hosts:     Watershed Watch in Kentucky, River Network, and

                Kentucky River Watershed Watch

Join us as we bring together a diverse group of stakeholders from the public and private sectors to collaborate and explore new opportunities for expanding the use of green infrastructure in Lexington. These green techniques can be used to address the city’s wet weather pollution problems while beautifying our communities and saving money.

Panel discussions will evaluate Lexington’s progress with green infrastructure to date, provide a national context for this progress, identify technical and policy barriers to the use of green infrastructure in Lexington, discuss “lessons learned” from a design and engineering perspective, and explore opportunities for future collaboration and coordination.

For more information, click here.

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At its 
2013 Earth Day Awards Ceremony,
the
Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission
recognized 
Watershed Watch in Kentucky
and Watershed Watch Volunteer, Tony Powell, 
for commitment to the environment.



Officers of WWKY:

Dale Reynolds, Chair
Scott Vander Ploeg, Vice Chair
Judy Petersen, Secretary
Joann Palmer, Treasurer
Judy Petersen, Assisting Treasurer

PUBLISHED and NOW AVAILABLE

THE KENTUCKY GREEN
INFRASTRUCTURE ACTION PLAN
For Stormwater & Wet Weather
Sewage Management, August 2012
See: Publications



Help us reclaim our rivers.  Support Watershed Watch
with your contribution.

WWKY is recognized by the IRS as a
Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. 

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