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Leslie County opens recycling center

CLICK HERE TO VIEW EVENT PHOTOS Leslie County now has a recycling center, located in the former Kentucky Truss building, beside the 911 Center on Rockhouse. There residents can drop off cardboard, paper, aluminum cans, steel cans, and #1 and #2 plastics, all for free. Judge-Executive Jimmy Sizemore and Solid Waste Coordinator Angie Muncy […]

PRIDE Progress – 2011, Issue 3

Click here to view the interactive Virtual Magazine edition of PRIDE Progress – 2011, Issue 3

Meet your PRIDE Environmental Education Liaison

Please join us in welcoming our PRIDE Environmental Education Outreach Program Liaisons for the 2011/2012 school year. We thank the program partners in each county that enrolled their schools this year. Below are brief biographies of each liaison. To view their photos in our Flickr gallery, […]

Morgan County: Youth teaching youth

We thank Machell Holbrook and Jesse Clinger for submitting the following articles about an exciting mentoring project in Morgan County! The Youth Teaching the Youth in Morgan County Kentucky By: Machell Holbrook, East Kentucky GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), Morehead State University Although Morgan County High School students Jesse Clinger […]

Clay Co. Schools celebrate National Public Lands Day

On Sept. 23, Clay County students joined more than 180,000 volunteers nationwide to celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD). PRIDE and the U.S. Forest Service’s Redbird Ranger District partnered with Clay County schools to participate in the national campaign to improve public lands. “The […]

Linda Rose earns “Difference Maker Award”

Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-5) presented a Difference Maker Award to Linda Rose for her leadership as Morgan County’s PRIDE Environmental Education Liaison. Rogers, who co-founded PRIDE, surprised Rose with the award Oct. 31 during PRIDE’s energy conservation workshop in Annville. “PRIDE volunteers have transformed southern and eastern Kentucky over the last 14 years,” said Rogers. […]

How to conserve energy

Click here for more PRIDE Re-Energized information When you look into ways to use energy wisely, you likely will get a sense of how important conservation and efficiency are these days. From utilities to nonprofits to government agencies, programs abound to guide and assist you. Step 1: Call your utilities The best place to start […]

Why to conserve energy

Click here for more PRIDE Re-Energized information To Protect Our Environment Most of the nation’s energy — 83% of it in 2009 — comes from fossil fuels, which are nonrenewable resources. Using less now means these assets will be available further into the future. Burning fewer fossil fuels also means releasing fewer byproducts into […]

Wetlands: Funds available to build at schools and on private land

Sheltowee Environmental Education Coalition (SEEC) has funding available to help establish wetlands at schools and on private lands in Kentucky. SEEC is a nonprofit 501(c) organization that receives funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners Program. The primary purpose of this program is to restore wetlands that will provide habitat for rare animal […]

Region’s wetland projects featured in “Wetland Restoration and Construction: A Technical Guide”

Tom Biebighauser has published a new book, Wetland Restoration and Construction-A Technical Guide. The volume contains over 650 color photographs and drawings that are designed to help individuals build naturally appearing and functioning wetlands. Practical, low cost, and highly effective techniques are described that are based on his experiences establishing over 1,400 wetlands in 18-States […]

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