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We need you! When you give to Kentucky Waterways Alliance, your contribution directly supports our work for healthy waterways and communities.  We all need clean water and your gift helps us keep Kentucky’s waters clean.  Your donation will be applied where most urgently needed. Thank you for your gift!


Become A Member

“Life in us is like the water in a river.”
– Henry David Thoreau

Our members are the lifeblood of our organization. When you become a member of KWA, you are speaking up for Kentucky’s irreplaceable rivers, lakes and streams. Everyone has the right to clean water. And at KWA we make it our mission to speak for that right!

In our 24 year history we’ve had measurable success in advocating for the health of Kentucky’s waterways. Help us continue our success for stronger water protections by becoming a member today!

Individual Memberships are $25 and Family Memberships are $35. Along with the confidence of knowing that you are standing with the only statewide organization working full-time on water issues in Kentucky, our members receive:

  • A year’s subscription to our quarterly newsletters including a print version called Newstreams and our e-Newsletter
  • Invitations to KWA events including free admission to our members-only VIP opening reception at our annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival
  • And as a member you are connected with the “go to” resource by journalists and water quality experts and are the first to receive our action alerts – letting you know how to act for clean water locally and statewide!


Your membership dues support: Grassroots awareness in Kentucky communities like our Beargrass Creek program, advocacy efforts as we fight for the strongest regulations possible to protect our waterways from pollution, partnerships that promote safer waterways like our work with the Mississippi River Collaborative, and training for watershed groups and those interested in water issues – ultimately, safer and cleaner waterways throughout the state!

If you would like to check your membership status, please e-mail our Director of Donor and Community Relations, Charlotte Caldwell, at or call (502) 589-8008.