The new volunteer program, Bluegrass GreenForce is up and running.  On Saturday, January 10th, we had our very first Bluegrass Greensource 101 class.  We covered topics on recycling, zero-waste, water-quality, litter, and rain barrels.  Participants were excited to get out and volunteer.  We are looking forward to launching the Bluegrass GreenForce program with this core group of volunteers!

There is still time for you to join the GreenForce!  Joining the GreenForce is an opportunity for you to be trained on important environmental issues, lead stream clean-ups and storm-drain stenciling events, collaborate with our education and outreach staff, educate the community at community events, and implement your own ideas for greening Central Kentucky. There are volunteer opportunities in our Lexington office and on-site throughout our 19 county service region in Central Kentucky.

Bluegrass Greensource is always grateful for help distributing outreach materials, staffing community booths, and designing or translating informational displays.  People ready and willing to get their hands dirty at reforestation events, community cleanups, and water quality testing are also appreciated!  Whatever you want to do, we will find a way for you to volunteer.

The first step in joining the GreenForce is to attend a Bluegrass Greensource 101 class, and we are hoping to schedule another Bluegrass Greensource 101 class for February.  Stay tuned, and please let us know if you are interested in this training!

If you have questions or are interested in joining the GreenForce, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ashley Bryant Cheney, at or call 859-266-1572.