* The staff and Board of KRC mourn the death and celebrate the life of Ruth Watson Housek, one of the generation of dedicated and selfless citizen-activists who by example instructed today's Kentucky environmental advocates. She is survived by her brother Keene and his family. In her memory we rededicate ourselves to the work at hand.
* Barry Tonning has asked that we share with you information about a day-long free workshop on Erosion & Sediment Control Measures for Construction Sites, intended for construction site supervisors, workers, equipment operators, and the public, that will be held at various locations during the next month. The workshop schedule is:
These workshops will focus on the broad application of erosion and sediment control practices in the field-including their design, installation and maintenance. Correct use of these techniques will help builders, road departments and others in the construction industry reduce erosion and soil-contaminated runoff in urban storm water and rural streams. Siltation of streams and rivers is a major problem in many Kentucky waterways. The workshops will be presented at the locations above as indicated. Please register early (see below) to ensure that space is available! The following topics will be covered: ? Water quality impacts from siltation and muddy runoff from construction sites · Overview of construction site erosion and sediment control principles · Installation and maintenance of erosion and sediment management practices Co-sponsors: Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, Fayette County Extension Service, Kentucky Homebuilders Association, Kentucky Division of Water Kentucky Division of Conservation, Commonwealth Technologies, Inc. Natural Resources Conservation Service, Tetra Tech & other sponsors To register for these free workshops, please call, email, or write: Malissa McAlister, 337 Fisher Ford Road, Lancaster, KY 40444, 859.548.8454 / 859.548.2792, firstname.lastname@example.org These workshops are being funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under §319(h) of the Clean Water Act through the Kentucky Division of Water to Tetra Tech