Four Rivers Watershed Watch


A three-day summit to celebrate the abundance of water resources in the Four Rivers Watershed is this week at Murray State University. MSU’s Watershed Studies Institute along with the City of Murray and the Jackson Purchase Foundation are hosting the Watershed Sustainability Summit.

Murray State University

  Kentucky is a state with an abundance of water resources, second to Alaska in surface water according to Four Rivers Basin Coordinator Maggie Morgan. In an effort to protect water resources across the state Morgan says water awareness is key. In coordination with Governor Matt Bevin’s proclamation of Kentucky’s Water Week, Murray State University is hosting the first annual Four Rivers Watershed Sustainability Summit Monday. Morgan says the summit is unique in that it brings together stakeholders from across the state in addressing water issues.

Update: Audio added of our Sounds Good interview  with Maggie Morgan, Basin Coordinator for the Jackson Purchase Foundation, speaking about the Four Rivers Watershed Watch and its need for volunteers. The Four Rivers Watershed Watch is a coordinated campaign of water quality monitoring, skills development, and advocacy.

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The Jackson Purchase Foundation is hosting a series of summer conservation workshops, environmentally friendly things one can do in and around their home. Their workshops begin June 26 with a course on how to set up and properly use a rain barrel. Four Rivers Watershed Watch Coordinator Maggie Morgan joins us on Sounds Good with more about the workshops and the mission of JPF.