Our Goals Are Simple:

  • Promote a historical, natural understanding of Beargrass Creek, its tributaries and the 67 square mile watershed,  

  • Provide an overview of how the creek has been used and abused over time,

  • Explore the forward-looking solutions to restore the creek and ecological corridor,

  • Promote public health benefits that are inherent in a clean urban stream with recreational and transportation trails along its banks,

  • Highlight Beargrass Creek biodiversity,

  • Encourage home owners and businesses to have a positive impact on stormwater runoff by planting a tree, installing a rain barrel, or installing a rain garden,

  • Encourage organizations to work together to protect public health, organize and host clean ups, and highlight other current work to clean up the creek ,

  • Learn from other urban stream restoration efforts that have transformed their local neighborhoods around our region,

  • Engage in community-wide work to move towards a clean and accessible Beargrass Creek and illustrate how you can get involved.

Contact Us

Morgan Atkinson



Morgan Atkinson
(502) 637-7840

Dr. David Wicks

River City Paddlesports


(502) 671-3595

Beargrass Creek Alliance


(502) 589-8008

Louisville MSD


(502) 587-0603

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A documentary by Morgan Atkinson

The Documentary

Will Oldham captures the spirit of the documentary in song.

A nine minute version of the final documentary

A three minute preview of the Creek

“Beargrass: The Creek in Your Backyard”,  examines Louisville's primary urban stream in all its majesty and misery. It will be a vital conversation starter designed to engage all residents and visitors in the future of the creek and the neighborhoods that comprise its watershed. . 


The Director and the Executive Producer are available for personalized showings for your club or meeting.  If interested, please contact us

Courtesy of Kentucky Educational Television

the full length documentary in on line.  

Click here to watch.


Below are links to four shorter online versions.

The Beargrass Documentary started off as a community initiative funded through a Kickstarter campaign. Click here to watch the video featuring Tom Owen.


Beargrass: The Creek In Our Backyard

A Documentary by Morgan Atkinson