Events and Workshops

Training Workshops

Phase I Workshops (Logistics, Field Chemistry and Grab Sampling)
This 3-4 hour introductory training workshop provides participants with an understanding of how the Watershed Watch organization functions and what is involved in participating as a sampler.  Specific instruction is provided on assessing certain field chemistry characteristics of water, as well as how to properly collect a "grab sample" for analysis at a certified laboratory.

Wednesday, April 5 (evening)
LexingtonEREC field station, 1737 Russell Cave Road, Lexington
Please contact tricia.coakley@gmail.com if you are interested in attending this workshop.

Saturday, April 8 (9:30 - 1:30)
Midway, KY
Please contact joann.palmer@ky.gov if you are interested in attending this workshop.

Saturday, April 8 (morning)
Danville, Centre College, Young Hall Room 206
Please contact mmcalister@uky.edu if you are interested in attending this workshop.

Wednesday, April 19 (evening)
Beattyville

Please contact tricia.coakley@gmail.com if you are interested in attending this workshop.

Saturday, April 29 (morning)
Richmond, EKU New Science Building

Please contact alice.jones@eku.edu if you are interested in attending this workshop.

Register on-line for Phase 1 Workshops by completing this form

Phase II Workshops (Biological and Habitat Assessment)
This 4-6 hour workshop provides participants with guidance on further understanding the quality of a waterway through examining its ability to support
aquatic life.  Instructors explain a variety of factors that influence aquatic habitat, including in-stream conditions and nearby land use.  Instruction will also be provided on collecting, identifying, and assessing macroinvertebrate populations in a stream with regard to how they serve as indicators of general water quality.  

Saturday, April 15 (9:00 am to 1:30 pm)
Danville, Centre College, Young Hall Room 206
Please contact mmcalister@uky.edu if you are interested in attending this workshop.

Saturday, April 29th (10:00 am to 4:00 pm)
Lexington, Tates Creek Public Library

These workshops are free and open to anyone willing to volunteer as a water quality sampler.  
Pre-Registration is required.  E-mail joann.palmer@ky.gov or call 1-800-928-0045 ext. 4939 to register.


2017 Sampling Events

  • Habitat-Biological AssessmentsMay 1 - May 31
  • Spring Sampling (for E coli and Field parameters) – Friday, May 12 - Saturday, May 13
  • Summer Sampling (for E coli and Field parameters) – Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8
  • Fall Sampling (for E coli, Metals, Nutrients and Field Parameters) – Friday, September 8, Saturday, September 9 and Monday, September 11

Other Events of Interest

Kentucky Woodland Owners Assocation Annual Meeting
March 28 - 29
Natural Bridge State Park

Reforest the Bluegrass
Saturday, April 15 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hisle Park, 3551 Briar Hill Road, Lexington

"Our Kentucky River" (by Appalshop) documentary showing
Monday, April 17th at 7:30 pm
Frankfort Grand Theater 

Kentucky Riverkeeper Golf Scramble fundraiser
Friday, April 21st, registration starts at 10:30 am, shotgun start at 12:00 pm
Boone's Trace National Golf Club
E-mail kyriverkeeper@gmail.com for more info.

Tree Planting at Robinson Forest
Saturday, April 22nd

Greenfest 2017, Bluegrass Greensource's 3rd Annual Block Party
Saturday, June 3rd in Lexington