Bacon Creek Watershed Council
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 sponsored 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!
Bacon Creek Best Management Practices Programs
As part of our efforts to make Bacon Creek clean and healthy again, we 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. This program has been suspended until additional funding is available.