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This EPA managed database is a searchable compilation of resources from across the nation specifically for stormwater education.  Most materials may be downloaded and customized to suit local needs. ​

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Projects & teams are organized around the following initiatives: green buildings, reduce-reuse-recycle, green purchasing, environmental education, transportation, outreach & communication, water & stormwater, foods and sustainability, and green space & sustainability. ​

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Bluegrass PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In a Desirable Environment) provides environmental resources and information to schools, community groups, local governments and citizens in Central Kentucky. ​

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A group supporting the need for rain gardens and other stormwater management tools. ​

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This website allows you to locate organizations and events across the Commonwealth. “EEinkentucky” is a one stop resource for teachers and all citizens who want a simple and straightforward way to discover environmental education opportunities in the Commonwealth. ​

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The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) is pleased to introduce its voluntary environmental leadership program, Kentucky Excellence in Environmental Leadership, known as KY EXCEL. KY EXCEL offers a nonregulatory approach that allows the department to work cooperatively with all of Kentucky’s citizens to recognize and reward the many voluntary efforts conducted each year.   KY EXCEL’s objectives are simple. The program wishes to encourage individuals, organizations and businesses to complete voluntary projects that improve Kentucky’s environment. In addition, KY EXCEL desires to facilitate a process that allows participants to increase their environmental commitment, thus reducing their environmental footprint. ​

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Partnering with Schools. Many Adopt-A-Stream programs partner with schools to develop interdisciplinary classroom curricula and activities. Through the program, teachers and students adopt a waterway, perform chemical, physical, and biological testing to determine water quality, and perform habitat restoration. Participating in such an interdisciplinary program gives classroom learning a real-life application, enhances students’ problem-solving capabilities, and provides community recognition of the students’ efforts. Teachers can select projects and activities that best match their students’ capabilities and the materials and resources available. The national Adopt-A-Stream organization , as well as numerous agencies nationwide, can provide teacher’s guides for developing a classroom Adopt-A-Stream program.  Some schools find it valuable to enlist a co-sponsor, such as a community group or private organization, to aid them in their efforts. Co-sponsors vary in their involvement with the students. Some activities that co-sponsors can undertake include meeting with students to demonstrate community support for their efforts, helping to select an appropriate waterway, providing special information about the waterway, accompanying students on field trips, helping to prepare news releases and articles about the program, providing funds (if necessary), and helping to prepare a written report that compiles all of the data from schools in the watershed. Students and community members can then use this report as a focal point around which to plan strategies for involvement and actions for the coming year. ​

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EPA is building a voluntary, national catalog of organizations involved in protecting local water bodies, including formal watershed alliances, local groups, and schools that conduct activities such as volunteer monitoring, cleanups, and restoration projects.  You can search the EPA database by state and then by city to find local groups. ​

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If a project includes a drainage way, then a permit may be required by the USACE.
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World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) is an international outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world. Held annually between September 18 and October 18, the program engages communities in monitoring the condition of local rivers, streams, estuaries and other water bodies. Since its inception in 2002, more than 80,000 people have participated in 50 countries. ​

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In 2008, KYTC in partnership with Kentucky MS4 Communities, developed a survey to assess the knowledge, attitude, behaviors and educational venues of Kentucky residents with respect to stormwater.  The following report and support data document the results of the survey.
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Contact list by disctrict of the KYTC Coordinators. ​

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 Permits may be needed from the US Army Corps of Engineers:

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Kentucky Construction Site Best Management Practices (BMPs) Planning and Technical Specifications Manual.  The Technical Specifications Manual includes information on the selection, installation and maintenance of erosion prevention and sediment control BMPs.​

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Parts: 1, 2 & 3.  The Field Guide is a condensed version of the Technical Specifications Manual to facilitate use on construction sites. ​

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This EPA webpage provides the basics on the Stormwater Program.

  • Public Service Announcements (PSAs).  Television and radio PSAs are now available on our website.​
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  • Electronic Field Trip to a Watershed. Takes students to urban and rural settings across Kentucky to see how water from rain and snow is collected and funneled into common waterways—and how human activities affect the quality of water everywhere.
  • Raindrops to Rivers.  This Professional Development Resource uses authentic video of Kentucky classrooms to showcase high quality instruction on watersheds and nonpoint source pollution. Also included are links to Kentucky Core Content and Program of Studies, lesson materials, and additional resources.
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  • The KYTC Environmental Viewer is a tool that was developed to identify environmentally sensitive features near maintenance projects.  The following guidance is available to support the use of this tool:
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  • Brochure (Spanish)
  • DVD order.  This “free” DVD contains a Television program about watersheds that was co-produced by EPA and The Weather Channel.
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Stormwater runoff from construction related site disturbance throughout the Commonwealth is regulated under KYR10.  The permit regulates disturbances of one or more acres or disturbances that are less than one acre but are part of a larger common plan of development or sale that is of one or more acres. ​

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The KEPSC Program is a training program for understanding, implementing and inspecting erosion prevention and sediment control BMPs at construction sites.  The KEPSC website includes a list of Kentucky Qualified Inspectors through their course. ​

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