Beargrass Creek Alliance

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Upcoming Events

– July 20: BCA Summer Potluck Picnic at Big Rock Shelter in Cherokee Park. Bring something to share at 6:30 p.m.  Everyone welcome!

– August 15: Attack the Invasives! Help us beat back the scourge of honeysuckle and winter creeper. Join us at Seneca Park on Saturday from 10 to noon to cut, break, and chop at many invasive plants as you can in two hours. In cooperation with Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Volunteers 18 years and over welcome. Service groups encouraged.

– October 17: Fall Creek Cleanup.  We don’t know why people throw trash in our creek, but we do know how to get rid of it! Come out for a quick cleanup at Big Rock in Cherokee Park from 9:30 to noon. Supplies provided, bring your own water bottle. Families and service groups are welcome.

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 tessa@kwalliance.org 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.