NEWS: The Every Drop program is actively accepting applications and recruiting volunteers!
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
- May 19: Every Drop Rain Garden Installations: contact Tim@KWAlliance.org if you’d like to help dig up grass and put in plants!
- May 20, 10am-12pm: Stream and Park Cleanup at Arthur K. Draut Park in St. Matthews
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:
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!
If you or someone you know is interested in being a neighborhood volunteer, please let us know by contacting our Community Engagement Director, Jessica Kane, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 589-8008.
We can all do something to help! There are many ways to combat pollution caused by stormwater runoff in our communities. Watch the video below to see the issue through the eyes of 9-year-olds from the Bloom Elementary Media Club and 1st place winners of KWA’s Show Your Love for Beargrass Creek video short contest.