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.