Special Happenings in the Beargrass Creek Watershed
Beargrass Creek Trail and Ecological Restoration Conceptual Plan
Metro Parks and Recreation and several local groups are hoping to connect the Beargrass Creek and Butchertown Greenways through a bike and environmentally-friendly project. The development of a conceptual plan on what the project will entail began in fall 2015.
The goal of the project is to fill in the gap between the Beargrass Creek Greenway, which ends near the intersection of Spring St and Locust St, and the Butchertown Greenway, which terminates near the MSD Beargrass Creek Pump Station off of Brownsboro Road. It’s aimed at improving water quality and wildlife habitat along the creek and is the first step toward creating a continuous off-street walking and biking path connecting two of Louisville’s most significant recreational assets, Cherokee Park and Waterfront Park.
Click here to go to the Metro Parks Planning webpage for the Trail and Restoration.
City of St. Matthews New Parks and Stream Restoration
Earth Day 2017 - A Celebration of Beargrass Creek Salt River Watershed Watch
The City of St. Matthews has done the best job when it comes to the restoration of the Beargrass Creek Corridor. Check out Arthur K Draut park: http://www.stmatthewsky.gov/arthur-k-draut-park/
The Salt River Watershed Watch is once again having its annual fundraiser at Apocalypse Brew Works on April 22, 2017 from 6 pm to 10 pm. We will once again be serving Beargrass Creek Beer. The beer is brewed by Apocalypse Brew Works using filtered water from the creek. The movie will be shown outdoors at 9:15 pm after an introduction by Morgan Atkinson. There will also be displays and tables by groups working to protect and restore our watersheds.
Beargrass Creek Alliance's Every Drop Program
The Every Drop program is a stormwater Best Management Practices initiative that will help homeowners install rain barrels, rain gardens, trees, and native gardens with technical expertise and installation assistance at a greatly reduced cost.
Beargrass Creek Alliance's Take the Pledge
The Beargrass Creek Alliance has developed a program to help our neighbors get involved in cleaning up Beargrass. The Neighborhood Creek Project is an education and outreach program that focuses on reducing stormwater by engaging local groups on the issues.
The Pledge is a simple way to make changes that matter. From not running your washing machine on a rainy day to planting a rain garden with your neighbor, we can all do something!
Louisville MSD's Community Events and News Link
Louisville MSD's Community Events page is updated regularly with stream cleanup and education events. Find more information at:
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