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PRIDE Offers New Education Grant Opportunities

Deadline Extended to October 31 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 […]

Angela Traver joins PRIDE

Angela Traver, Program Director, Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc.

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

Gina Johnson

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 […]

Free Trainings for Water/Wastewater Professionals in July and September

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

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

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. […]

138 volunteered for Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup

2016 Dale Hollow Lake Cleanup volunteers

The drive to Dale Hollow Lake is more scenic now, thanks to the 138 volunteers who picked up roadside litter during the sixth annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 16. The volunteers collected 620 bags of trash along the roads leading to Dale Hollow Lake. All volunteers received a free lunch and T-shirt. […]

April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month

April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. The month-long cleanup campaign is your chance to demonstrate personal responsibility by volunteering to pick up litter along roadsides and local tourist attractions. When you join the team of Spring Cleanup volunteers, you will: Improve your community’s appearance […]

Pine Mountain Settlement School earns PRIDE award

Pine Mountain Settlement School staff accepted the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for their cleanup along Laden and Little Shepherd Trails. In the photo, from left to right, are: PMSS Executive Director Geoff Marietta, PRIDE President/CEO Tammie Wilson, William Field, Rod Botkins, Judy Lewis, Amanda Wiley, Joyce Scearse, Matt Rung and Riley Osborne. Volunteers who were unavailable at the time the photo was taken are: Susan Brown, Paul Creech, Mark Messer, David Shepherd and Justin Harris.

On Wednesday, March 30, Pine Mountain Settlement School received the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award, which recognizes an outstanding act of service performed in the 42-county region of southern and eastern Kentucky. The school’s staff earned the award by volunteering to clean up along Laden and Little Shepherd Trails on Feb. 5. […]

Jackson County wins volunteerism award

Jackson County received a trophy for its fall cleanup efforts, just as county officials are beginning to plan the annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month, which will be held in April. Jackson County won the PRIDE trophy for recruiting more volunteers than any other community across 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky during Roadside PRIDE […]

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