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Free trainings for water & wastewater operators, local officials

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 workshop targets the 42 counties served by PRIDE. The objective is to help attendees better perform their roles and enhance the […]

2018 Environmental Education Grant Forms

Congratulations to our 2018 PRIDE Environmental Education Grant recipients! Below are links to all the materials you will need. The 2018 grant program was made possible by a grant from Appalachian Regional Commission. Grant Forms (PDFs) 2018 Compliance Manual 2018 Environmental Education Grant Progress Report (Due May 31, 2018) 2018 Environmental Education Grant Final […]

Regional Branding Initiative: Natural beauty and outdoor recreation are tops in Southern and Eastern Kentucky

Natural beauty and outdoor recreation are the top tourism assets of Southern and Eastern Kentucky, based on research recently completed through a regional branding initiative by PRIDE in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky through a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. “This research confirms that our natural resources are critical to the economy […]

Branding Southern and Eastern Kentucky: Updates on May 2 and 3

Two informational meetings will be held about an initiative to create a regional brand for Southern and Eastern Kentucky. The meetings will be held: May 2, 2018, from 12:00 pm ET until 1:30 pm ET, at the Heritage Hills Banquet Hall, which is located at 472 Falls Street in London. May 3, 2018, from 11:00 am […]

Volunteers removed 485 bags of trash from Dale Hollow roads

Photo by Terry of Hendricks Creek Resort

Volunteers picked up enough roadside litter near Dale Hollow Lake to fill 485 trash bags during the 8th annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup, which was held Saturday, April 21. The 122 volunteers enjoyed beautiful weather as they cleaned the roads leading to the lake. After the cleanup, the volunteers gathered at Dale Hollow State Resort […]

Cumberland Falls PRIDE Spring Cleanup on April 28

On Saturday, April 28, volunteers of all ages are invited to join the annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Since the first event in 2008, the Cumberland Falls Spring Cleanup has mobilized 3,443 volunteers to pick up roadside litter near this popular attraction before tourist season each year. “This is a […]

$2,750 grants for environmental education: Apply by March 27

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, thanks to a grant from Appalachian Regional Commission. The amount of each grant will be up to $2,750, plus an additional $500 to start a service-oriented PRIDE Club for the 2018-19 school year. Eligible applicants may receive multiple grants. The grant will […]

10th annual US 27 Clean Sweep on April 17

On Tuesday, April 17, volunteers are invited to pick up roadside litter during the 10th annual PRIDE Clean Sweep of US 27. Volunteers can pick up litter any time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. At Noon, all volunteers are invited to The Center for Rural Development for a free cook-out and drawing for door […]

April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month

Celebrating 20 Years: 433,460 Volunteers and Counting The PRIDE Spring Cleanup has become an annual tradition in southern and eastern Kentucky. Since the first Spring Cleanup in 1998, 433,460 people have volunteered with PRIDE. The tradition will continue in April 2018. Local governments will work with individuals and groups to organize cleanup events. PRIDE will […]

Planning begins for April 21st Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup

Do you want the roads leading to Dale Hollow to look their best? Then you are invited to help plan the 8th annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup, which will be held Saturday, April 21. The planning meetings will be held at the Dale Hollow Lodge at 11:00 am CT on March 9, March 22 and […]

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