2017: What An Exciting Year It’s Been

Kentucky Waterways Alliance has had an exciting year! Together, we have done some amazing things and we want to thank our members for making it all possible. From bringing in new leadership to dam removal on the Green River, we’ve been busy protecting, restoring, and celebrating Kentucky’s lakes, rivers, and streams.

 

In the spring of 2017, we partnered with US Fish & Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, US Army Corps of Engineers, Mammoth Cave National Park, and several others to remove the failing Lock & Dam 6 on the Green River. After two weeks of hard work taking down the dam, nine miles of the Green is now flowing free, a boon to paddlers and the rivers myriad endangered species alike!

 

Last fall we began our partnership with the Louisville Nature Center and together we have installed more than 35 pollinator gardens in local schools. These gardens not only help to increase the pollinator population but also provide a hands-on outdoor education experience for students, a double win!

Add your voice to the important work done every day so that we all have clean water to fish from, swim in and drink — we have had some significant wins in the past year, but there is still much work to do.  We need your help now more than ever.  Over the next four years, we will vastly enhance our abilities to serve and support efforts to ensure clean water throughout Kentucky–please partner with us–together we can do so much more!

 

Help us reach our goal of $25,000 before December 31.  Thank you for helping KWA protect Kentucky waterways for years to come.

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