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.
To find out more, please click on the following link topics:
- Take the BCA Pledge
- Every Drop
- Storm Drain Marking Program
- Maps and Meeting Minutes
- CNU Legacy Project – Beargrass Creek
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!