Throughout Central Kentucky, Bluegrass Greensource (BGGS) empowers students to help shape the world around them. No better example is that of the Riparian Buffer Program BGGS helps facilitate from the Kentucky Division of Water. Several of our regional partners have participated in the program and are starting to see the results of their efforts.

Bourbon Christian Academy was one school that planted a riparian buffer on a tributary of Hinkston Creek. This is what their principal Terry Smith had to say about the project, “This experience of our students planting 600 plants for the riparian project was, by far, the most meaningful volunteer project we have ever done as a student body. It was an honor to be a part of it. Our students and staff enjoy visiting this area every year to see our progress and how it has beautified the stream bank has become. Thanks for letting us participate.”

During our last visit to Bourbon Christian Academy’s riparian buffer, some of the students mentioned that there is not only a visual difference in the stream but a massive change in the abundance of plants and life now taking shape along the creek’s edge.