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PRIDE Offers New Education Grant Opportunities

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We are now accepting applications for the 2016-17 PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, thanks to a grant from Appalachian Regional Commission. The funds can be used for a variety of educational activities that achieve the objectives of the PRIDE Environmental Education Grant Program, which are: I. To encourage the understanding of and actions beneficial to […]

West Carter Middle School Earns PRIDE Project of the Month Award

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Carter County, KY — Inviting nature to West Carter Middle School is just one of the goals of the West Carter Middle School Science Club. The recent addition of a Monarch Butterfly Waystation to the school grounds is the latest of many environmental education tools this club has spearheaded, earning them PRIDE’s Project of the […]

PRIDE 20th Anniversary T-shirt Contest

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Registration deadline extended to Friday, September 23 The t-shirt contest is back! Help us celebrate 20 years of PRIDE! PRIDE has been a driving force in environmental education in southern and eastern Kentucky for nearly two decades. Help us celebrate our 20th anniversary with our “Generation of Change” t-shirt contest. Students from across PRIDE’s 42 […]

Angela Traver joins PRIDE

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Angela Traver has joined the staff of Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., which is based in Somerset and serves 42 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky. As the PRIDE Program Director, Traver will guide and promote the nonprofit organization’s environmental education, cleanup and beautification programs. She will coordinate with local officials, teachers and volunteers to tailor […]

Regina Johnson joins PRIDE Board of Directors

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Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., welcomes Regina Johnson to its Board of Directors. She will volunteer her time and expertise to direct PRIDE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the environment in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. Born and raised in Harlan, Johnson is currently employed at Union College as a Grants […]

Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department wins PRIDE award

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Leslie County’s Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department earned the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award, which recognizes outstanding service within PRIDE’s 42-county service area in southern and eastern Kentucky. The fire department members frequently volunteer for Leslie County’s cleanup projects. Most recently, they cleaned two miles of shoreline during the River Sweep. “I want to thank the […]

Free Trainings for Water/Wastewater Professionals in July and September

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

1,090 volunteered for US 27 Clean Sweep

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In its eighth year, the annual PRIDE Clean Sweep of US 27 surpassed 1,000 volunteers. A record-breaking 1,090 volunteers picked up litter along US 27 and other roads in Somerset and Burnside during the event on April 21, 2016. The previous record was 986 volunteers in the 2015 Clean Sweep. “Passing 1,000 volunteers is a […]

PRIDE Board of Directors welcomes Kristen Branscum

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Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., has announced that Kristen R. Branscum, who is the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism, has joined its Board of Directors. She will volunteer her time and expertise to direct PRIDE, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup and education in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. […]

The Friends of Lake Cumberland win award, invite new faces

PRIDE honored the Friends of Lake Cumberland for the group’s 26 years of service. Members who accepted the award were (left to right): Steve Syphax, Darro Cottle, Billie Cottle, Shirley Syphax, Ken Wolfram, Nancy Kincaid, Ken Kincaid, Cheri Wolfram, Mack Chandler and Kathy Chandler.

In 1990, a group of concerned citizens formed a nonprofit organization, the Friends of Lake Cumberland (FOLC), to assist the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in maintaining the lake’s natural beauty by removing debris and litter from the 1,200 miles of shoreline. Since then, the group has recruited 12,468 volunteers to collect 94,968 bags of […]

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