October 17, 2019
Red River Watershed
Restoration Project
Wolfe County 4H and Wolfe County Schools Family Resources teamed up for our 3rd and most successful Make A Splash Water Festival yet on October 8. It was a beautiful fall day to have Wolfe County 6th graders outside, learning about clean water concepts and best practices from experts in the field. Lessons/activities included: macroinvertebrate sampling in Swift Camp Creek led by KY Division of Water; recycling lesson and relay game led by Wolfe County Solid Waste and East KY Pride Coordinator; enviroscape lesson led by USFS soil scientist Claudia Cotton; wastewater treatment lesson/game led by KWA's Ward Wilson; Project WET's Incredible Journey led by KWA's Charlotte Caldwell; and a herpetology lesson taught by grad students from EKU. Students finished the field day with a recycling poster campaign to promote a recycling drive at their schools.
Climate & Biodiversity Conference Recap
Last week we participated in the Upper Cumberland Watershed Climate and Biodiversity Conference . Ward Wilson presented information about the climate impacts predicted for the Upper Cumberland Watershed and the new watershed group Rockcastle Conservation Initiative . You can see all the presentations on the conference website . Big thanks to conference organizers Kentucky Conservation Committee , Kentucky Heartwood , The Center for Biological Diversity , Dogwood Alliance and the Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network (LiKEN).
Speakers and attendees enjoy Cumberland Falls. Photo credit: Tierra Curry,
Last KY River Jam of the Season
Celebrate the end of a fun-filled festival season on the banks of the Kentucky River at the Ward Oates Amphitheater in Frankfort on Saturday, October 19 from 1-7pm. The final KY River Jam will feature music from: Buck the Taxidermist, Chelsea Nolan, Lauren Mink, Montgomery & The Phoenix Holding Co. and Tyler Smith. The featured nonprofit receiving proceeds from the event is Franklin Co. Humane Society. Thank you to the festival organizers for another great year of the River Jam!
Red River Gorge Hiking Cleanup
Red River Gorge Hiking Group is hosting a cleanup event Saturday, October 19 from 9am-noon. Meet the group at the park-and-ride lot in Slade (exit 33 on the Mountain Parkway) next to Go-Time and we will coordinate our efforts from there. They currently have adopted 8.4 total miles of Hwy 77 and Hwy 715 in various places throughout the Gorge and will be cleaning those areas. All necessary materials will be provided, just show up and show your support for the Red River Gorge! Read more about the event details here .
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