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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 […]

Russell Co. Middle invites visitors to wetland

Students tested water quality and looked for critters in the Russell County Middle School wetland before repairing it on June 9, 2014.

You may have noticed some changes to the landscape in front of Russell County Middle School. As you drive along Hwy. 127, you can see large channel rocks that were added to the school’s wetland on June 9 during a repair project that included 33 students. CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS. “We welcome everyone […]

Friend of Lake Cumberland Patrick Emerson is region’s top volunteer

Patrick Emerson PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Dec. 2012

Patrick Emerson (far left) posed with fellow volunteers at the Pumpkin Creek launch ramp during a past Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup. Photo submitted by Debbie Schumann. In honor of his dedication to the annual Friends of Lake Cumberland Cleanup, Russell County’s Patrick Emerson was named southern and eastern Kentucky’s PRIDE […]

Russell County’s 4th graders enjoy Eco Adventure at fish hatchery

Kristi Pupak, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery; Jennifer Johnson, PRIDE; Jennifer Hardwick, Russell County Conservation District.

The Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and Russell County Conservation District shared the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for their Outdoor Eco Adventure Day for Russell County’s 4th graders. PRIDE’s Jennifer Johnson (center) presented plaques to Kristi Pupak, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist for the fish hatchery, and Jennifer Hardwick, […]

Russell County Middle School modifies vending machines to save energy

Russell County Middle School Principal Tonya Adams and teacher Jean Clement

Russell County Middle School won the PRIDE Environmental Education Project of the Month Award for modifying the school’s vending machines to use less energy. The school’s five refrigerated vending machines now power down when there is no motion nearby, thanks to the Vending Miser devices installed on each machine. A Vending Miser uses a wall-mounted […]

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