KWA is excited to be embarking on several partnerships to help increase recreational access to the Red River. A recently awarded Wild and Scenic Stewardship Partnership grant from River Network will support KWA’s partnership with the U.S. Forest Service out of Daniel Boone National Forest to restore the canoe access at Big Branch Canoe Launch on the Upper Red River. The effort will celebrate KY’s only nationally protected Wild & Scenic River through streambank restoration, environmental education, and cleanups for river health and enjoyment for more people now and in the future.
Led by the Friends of Red River, a KWA-affiliated local watershed group dedicated to increasing water quality and navigability in the Red River, a new canoe launch is slated to be constructed in Rosslyn, KY to access the Red River. This is made possible by partnering with Powell County Fiscal Court and Shiloh United Methodist Church and is funded by the Kentucky River Authority, Stanton Tourism and Stanton Parks & Recreation.
We are excited to announce that Kentucky Waterways Alliance and U.S.Forest Service-Daniel Boone National Forest are continuing our partnership to protect, restore and celebrate the Red River in eastern Kentucky. We received a Wild & Scenic Rivers Stewardship Partnership grant from River Network that will be used toward streambank restoration, environmental education, and cleanups for river health and enjoyment for more people now and in the future. Mitigation work will take place at Big Branch Canoe Launch, the upper-most-public-Red-River launch site and recreation area. Stay tuned for progress reports!
See River Network’s recent blog post announcing awardees here.
Now Hiring: Environmental Education Leadership Corps Member
The Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) and Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a passion for the missions of our organizations. This position is a unique opportunity to be part of a new partnership between KWA and KAEE to advance water education and water literacy throughout Kentucky. If you enjoy educating others, would like to have a significant impact, and work with two amazing teams, we encourage you to apply! Read the full position description here. Application portal can be found here.
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