Kentucky Waterways Alliance
KWA envisions a Kentucky that sustains and celebrates our vast network of healthy waterways. Kentucky’s lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands support thriving aquatic ecosystems, healthy fish and wildlife populations, abundant recreation, and dependable, clean water supplies for future generations. KWA works with groups and communities on watershed projects all over the state. This can mean writing an actual plan or implementing Best Management Practices or organizing creek cleanups. A typical plan includes information about area land uses and communities, scientific data on water quality, and proposed solutions to identified watershed issues.We look to local champions to help make sustainable change. One of the best ways for communities to take care of local waterways is to be good watershed stewards. One of the most powerful grassroots approaches is to be active in your local watershed group. KWA also advocates for better protections for cleaning up waterways and keeping them clean. This includes enforcement of current regulations, improvements to regulations, and fully funding programs that support monitoring and enforcement. We get our work done through partnerships with many groups, including US Fish & Wildlife Service and the National Wildlife Federation.