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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...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Our state’s many streams and rivers are an important part of history, everyday life

They are present everywhere we travel — to work, school, or shopping trips in urban, rural or suburban areas. Driving Kentucky roadways you are likely to cross a small stream or river, or see one off in the distance. Kentucky waterways, important in our history, and part of our daily life, are where we escape to relax and recreate — fish, hunt, canoe, kayak, pleasure boat, or simply take...

LFUCG is searching for volunteers with interest in local waterways for water quality testing

Lexington residents who have an interest in our local waterways may be interested in an upcoming opportunity to participate in sampling the water quality of our creeks. LFUCG will be holding a workshop to train interested citizens on how to collect water samples. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, August 21 from 9 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Town Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant at 301 Lisle...