Bluegrass Greensource is working to implement the watershed-based plans (WBP) for Clarks Run and Hanging Fork, both in the Kentucky River Basin, and Hinkston Creek in the Licking River Basin. All of the WBPs recommend activities to address high pathogen levels, high nutrient levels, and inadequate riparian buffer zones, as well as other non-point source pollutants. The goal of this project is to work in the focus watersheds (Clarks Run, Hanging Fork, and Hinkston Creek) to reduce human and livestock fecal inputs, increase riparian buffer width, reduce urban and agricultural runoff, increase knowledge of water quality issues for local citizens, officials, K-12 students, and collaborate with county partners to provide input and support for implementing activities. This work was founded in part by a grant from the U.S. EPA under §319(h) of the Clean Water Act through the Kentucky Division of Water.
Community Workshops and Education Programs Offered
- Homeowner and community workshops
- Work with local watershed partners and community stakeholder groups
- Youth classroom and outdoor environmental education
- Watershed festivals and local events