Bacon Creek Watershed

UPDATE:

Bacon Creek Watershed Council and Community Meeting, September 14th, 6:30pm ET, Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

The Bacon Creek Watershed Council and KWA invite everyone in the watershed and surrounding areas to our Community Meeting on September 14th.  We’ll discuss the history of our work in the Bacon Creek Watershed, our current grant and the work we have completed, and especially highlight the projects completed at the Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s Farm property.  Please join us!  Light refreshments will be provided.

The Bacon Creek Watershed Council and KWA have closed the applications for septic system and agricultural Best Management Practices.  Thank you to all who participated!  We look forward to hopefully making funding available again in the near future!

Bacon Creek Watershed Council

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The Bacon Creek Watershed Council is an award winning community group that has been working on behalf of Bacon Creek for over a decade. Bacon Creek starts in southern Larue County and eventually flows into the Nolin River over 30 river miles downstream. For most of its length, it flows through Hart County including the town of Bonnieville. Bacon Creek is part of the Upper Green River Basin.

The Bacon Creek Watershed Council sponsors creek clean-ups and celebrations that bring their community together for a great cause. They first met in April of 2001 and went on to obtain funding for the construction of a sewer line to Bonnieville. They were successful and eliminated over 100 straight pipes and failing septic systems! The Watershed Council, along with community stakeholders and partners including KWA, continue to work toward a cleaner, safer Bacon Creek.

Bacon Creek Best Management Practices Programs

As part of our ongoing efforts to make Bacon Creek clean and healthy again, we have offered cost-share programs for watershed residents to replace a failing septic system or install agricultural best management practices to reduce the amount of pollutant runoff reaching Bacon Creek. For each program, participants completed an application, signed a maintenance agreement, and provided match. Participants must have lived in the Upper Bacon Creek, Honey Run, Middle Bacon Creek, Lower or Upper Martis Branch, or Tampa Run areas (see map below) which includes the communities of Magnolia and Hammonville.

 

Bacon Creek Overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials

Meeting Minutes

Bacon Creek Watershed Council 8.24.2016 Minutes

Newsletters

News from Bacon Creek September 2016

Other Documents

Bacon Creek Septic Postcard