Beargrass Creek Alliance

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Upcoming Events

April 4: Invasive Plant Removal Day at Louisville Nature Center at 10 a.m.  Join us to pull up some honeysuckle and wintergreen.  Tools will be provided; dress for the weather.

April 18: Give a Day Mayor’s Week of Service event – Cleanup Cherokee Park! All the spring rain has washed trash into our beautiful park. Meet us at Big Rock at 10 a.m. to get rid of it! We’ll provide the supplies and trash hot spot locations. You dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.

May 16: Spring Nature Walk at Draut Park in St. Matthews at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

Oct. 17: Fall Creek Cleanup at Big Rock in Cherokee Park at 10 a.m.

The Beargrass Creek Alliance is a grassroots, action-oriented group seeking to preserve Louisville’s greatest natural resource through community involvement. Our mission is to raise awareness about Beargrass Creek and make it clean, safe, and accessible for all.

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The Stormwater/Beargrass Connection

When we say ‘stormwater,’ we just mean rain or snow melt that doesn’t seep into the ground.  In many parts of town, we have combined sewer and storm drains (known as combined sewer system or CSOs).  A big rain storm can cause sewage pipes to overflow and then combine storm drainage and wash sewage into the creek.  Pollutants like oil in the driveway or pet waste can also be washed into the storm drain or creek by stormwater.  Rain gardens, rain barrels and water conservation during and immediately after storm events are just a few ways YOU can help reduce the amount of stormwater runoff and overflow events which pollute OUR waterways.  Take the Pledge today!

If you or someone you know is interested in being a neighborhood volunteer, please let us know by contacting Tessa Edelen at or (502) 589-8008.

We can all do something to help!  There are many ways to combat pollution caused by stormwater runoff in our communities. Watch the video below to see the issue through the eyes of 9-year-olds from the Bloom Elementary Media Club and 1st place winners of KWA’s Show Your Love for Beargrass Creek video short contest.