While March 22 is international World Water Day, Kentucky has been able to take that a step further with Water Week, a proposal from the Kentucky Division of Water that has been officially approved by the office of Gov. Matt Bevin.
Water Week will take place March 19-25, 2017 and will include events across the state to promote and preserve Kentucky's vast network of waterways.
A workshop, Getting To The Bottom of Stream Health offers the opportunity to learn about stream health and become Project WET certified -- and is being offered at locations in Central, Western and Eastern Kentucky.
Other events include the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute's Annual Symposium and rain barrel workshops. Perhaps the most notable project happening during Water Week is the water map, an interactive online map that allows users to share stories and photos documenting their experiences on Kentucky's waterways. You can contribute your story here.
The Explore Kentucky Initiative is happy to be involved with Water week. We'll we co-hosting the Yamacraw Bridge Cleanup at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (March 25) and our administrative team will be speaking at events, such as the Kentucky River Water Trail Alliance Conference in Richmond, March 23.
Kentucky's water is perhaps its most important resource, and we're committed to preserving and promoting it to the best of our abilities. Get involved. Share your stories.