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PRIDE awards $30,000 for environmental ed clubs

Student groups that explore nature and serve their communities have received a boost from Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., the nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup and education in southern and eastern Kentucky. PRIDE announced today that it had awarded $30,277 to PRIDE Clubs across the 42-county region. The PRIDE Club Environmental Education Contracts are worth [...]

Free Water/Wastewater Training – RSVP by Jan. 30

KRWA workshops 2015 Hazard feature

PRIDE is pleased to partner with the Kentucky Rural Water Association to present a free training workshop for elected officials, drinking water professionals, and wastewater professionals, thanks to a grant from USDA Rural Development. The worskshop is targeted to the 42 counties served by PRIDE. The objective is to help attendees better perform their roles and [...]

Winter gardening at Pikeville Elementary

PES students who work in the winter garden accepted the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award. High school students involved in the project were not available at the time the photo was taken.

Fresh vegetables are on the menu at Pikeville Elementary School this winter, thanks to the “Plant It for the Planet” project by students in Traci Tackett’s Primary Talent Pool and Gifted Education classes. The students, who are in grades four through ten, are tending a winter garden. The school cafeteria has served up their produce [...]

Connect with PRIDE online and win a door prize

PRIDE Mascot J Waterford says "Join us online, win a prize"

Congratulations to our January winner: Karl Eastman! We hold a door prize drawing monthly to thank people who have connected with PRIDE online. Right now, the prize is a PRIDE hoodie sweatshirt or T-shirt. The next drawing will be February 2. Your name will be entered in the drawing every [...]

7 Ways You Can Help the Environment (and Yourself) in 2015

New Year Resolutions Web Cover 2015

#1: THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK … bottled water, that is. If you stop buying bottled water this year, how much money would you save? “If you drink your daily recommended 8 glasses of water per day from the tap, it will cost you about 50 cents per year. If [...]

2015 PRIDE Club Education Contracts

J Waterford, PRIDE Mascot

Congratulations to our 2015 PRIDE Club Environmental Education Contract recipients! Below are links to all the materials you will need. No materials will be mailed to you, in an effort to save paper and money. Contract Manuals and Forms (PDFs) 2015 Education Contract Compliance Manual

Casey County Middle students build butterfly garden for community

Casey County Middle School students Kayla Goad (left) and Brenna Hayes (right) accepted the school’s PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award from PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson (center).

PRIDE has honored Casey County Middle School for a service learning project completed by its students during the 2013/2014 school year. Just under 150 seventh-grade students participated in the project, which was led by teacher Karin Weddle. They researched, designed and built a butterfly garden at the Casey County Ag Expo Center. They added wildlife [...]

Wolf Creek Fish Hatchery hosts Eco Adventure Day

Moria Painter, Environmental Education Specialist, accepted the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery’s award from PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson.

The Wolf Creek Dam National Fish Hatchery earned the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for treating Russell County’s fourth-grade students to a fun day exploring nature. Nearly 200 fourth-graders, along with their teachers, attended the hatchery’s annual Outdoor Eco Adventure Day on Oct. 17, 2014. They learned about diverse natural resources from [...]

Job Opening at PRIDE: Program Coordinator

CLICK HERE TO VIEW POSITION DESCRIPTION Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., a nonprofit organization, is seeking applications for a Program Coordinator. This is a full-time position based at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Ky. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in a field appropriate to position, such as Business Administration, Public Administration or an [...]

Bath County Rescue Squad earns PRIDE award

Members of the Bath County Rescue Squad accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for their ongoing roadside cleanup efforts.

The Bath County Rescue Squad has won southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award. The Rescue Squad — which is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization — earned the honor for its dedication to picking up roadside litter across the county. “The Rescue Squad always comes into my office and asks if there are [...]

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