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Energy and Environment Cabinet announces funds availability for watershed restoration projects

Funding is available for projects that help clean up polluted streams, rivers, lakes, and groundwater and for projects that protect water resources. The funds can be used for watershed restoration projects, watershed plan development, and other projects that reduce and prevent runoff pollution. Runoff pollution, also known as nonpoint source pollution (NPS), is the number one contributor to water pollution...

Attention moves beneath Kentucky’s surface during National Groundwater Awareness Week

This week, March 5-11, is National Groundwater Awareness Week, a perfect time to learn more about the water beneath Kentucky’s surface. The National Groundwater Association, which sponsors the week, has an educational website with information for the general public, well owners and educators. This is important, because the NGWA has determined that 44 percent of the U.S. population depends on groundwater...

Greensource: Rain gardens have many benefits for your yard and the environment

Rain gardens use natural processes to improve stormwater quality. (Photo provided)   By Kara Sayles KyForward columnist   What if all our neighborhoods incorporated stormwater that drains from the roof into the natural landscaping around our homes? Plants would be watered naturally, the groundwater recharged, and excessive curbing and stormwater systems could be eliminated. Instead of this...

Greensource: When it rains, it pours … carrying everything with it into our streams

By Amy Sohner KyForward columnist   If you are reading this, you have obviously survived the Fourth of July deluge. As you probably know, we received the same amount of rain in a few days that we usually do in the whole month of July. This, of course, ruined many Independence Day barbecues and rained on our beloved parade and downtown festivities. I say beloved, because to me, they really are.   I...