Events

Learn more about KRC's upcoming events and how you can get involved.

 

 

WEST 6TH FOR A CAUSE

Saturday, November 11, 2023, 6-9pm EST
West Sixth Brewing - Lexington
501 W. 6th #100, Lexington, KY 40508


Join Kentucky Resources Council at West Sixth Brewing - Lexington on Saturday, November 11 from 6-9pm. 6% of all sales will benefit KRC! Stop by anytime, grab something to drink and meet the KRC staff. Enjoy opportunities to learn about our protection of Kentucky’s environment, play games, and earn prizes!

Another opportunity to support
During the entire month of November, customers at Lexington West Sixth who buy a beer tasting flight, will receive a Wooden Nickel that they can use to donate $1 to KRC.

Annual Meeting on November 18

2023 ANNUAL MEETING

Saturday, November 18, 2023, 1:00-4:00pm
McConnell Springs Park
416 Rebmann Ln, Lexington, KY


You are invited to Kentucky Resources Council’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 18 at McConnell Springs in Lexington, Kentucky. 

1:00-2:00pm Nature Walk at McConnell Springs
2:00-2:30pm Networking Time & Light Refreshments
2:30-4:00pm Annual Meeting
4:30-6:30pm Meet Up at West 6th
 

Meet your fellow Kentucky environmentalists, celebrate the 2023 award winners, and learn from Ashley Wilmes, KRC Executive Director, about the state of Kentucky's environment.

The Annual Meeting is free, but space is limited, so RSVPs are required to attend.

Save your spot and register today!

The Nature Walk and Meet-up are optional. Feel free to join in, but if you can't make those events, we would love to see you for the meeting!

   

*McConnell Springs is a 26-acre natural haven in Lexington, Kentucky. Over 50 years ago, the City of Lexington considered making McConnell Springs a future landfill location. Yet, how the landfill was prevented is an apt example of what can happen when citizens and technical experts band together to prevent bad decisions from becoming a reality. In the case of preventing a landfill at McConnell Springs, it was ultimately a group of dedicated individuals and organizations who persevered using sound scientific arguments, common sense, and strategic influence to prevail upon the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department to refuse the installation of a landfill at McConnell Springs. Roughly 20 years later, the Friends of McConnell Springs, led by vice-mayor Isabel Yates, purchased much of the land that is now the city park. A tremendous effort went into cleaning up what had become an informal industrial dumping ground of old tires and metal. Today, we are excited to hold our 2023 Annual Meeting in this treasure of a place.
 

**West 6th Brewing-Lexington is 2.5 miles away from McConnell Springs. They serve locally crafted beers and non-alcoholic drinks; you can also order food from their neighbor, Smithtown Seafood. Thanks to the generosity of West 6th, KRC has been selected as the recipient of their Wooden Nickel program throughout November, where we have the opportunity to benefit on sales of flights of beer all month long. We have selected this site as our Annual Meeting after hours meet-up.