|Scientific and cultural information about our watershed|
Calling all volunteers for Summer 2011 Sampling in Wolf Run Watershed as part of the US EPA 319(h) Watershed Plan Development Process. We are seeking volunteers willing to help with three different types of monitoring:
If you are interested in participating, please let us know. We ask that volunteers complete the free Watershed Watch Phase 1 training for Grab Sample Collection and Field Chemistry, Phase 2 training for Habitat Assessment and attend a Quality Assurance Project Plan orientation as part of this project.
Contact us if you can help.
McConnell Springs Stormwater Structure Effectiveness Monitoring
Study by LFUCG Division of Water Quality working with LFUCG Parks and Recreation and Friends of Wolf Run evaluating the effectiveness of a new stormwater treatment system including settling basins, and a wetland pond.
Pathogen DNA Source Study Completed in Wolf Run
During Spring Summer 2010 Friends of Wolf Run assisted in collecting over 200 samples from our watershed for LFUCG, UK ERTL and Watershed Watch on "A PLAN FOR IDENTIFYING HOT-SPOTS AND AFFIRMING REMEDIATION IMPACTS ON SURFACE WATER QUALITY: PHASE I"
Samples were analyzed for E. Coli bacteria, Total Coliform and Bacteroides qPCR (DNA) analyses to quantify human sourced E. Coli in the watershed.
Friends of Wolf Run completed a study with UK Environmental Research and Training Lab and Bluegrass Community and Technical College EST Program on pathogen source identification Study April - June 2008: The group sampled as part of a follow up study funded by the Kentucky Water Resources Institute through the UK ERTL Labs. This will provide follow up monitoring from a project conducted in 2007 Funded by a grant from Kentucky American Water Company)
Friends of Wolf Run participates in Stream Restoration Task Force.
Sampling results from Fall 2005 Monitoring Project
DRAFT Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Development- Nutrients (Total Phosphorus) -For Town Branch (Fayette County, Kentucky) (PDF Document)
Can you identify the area of the watershed pictured in this 1937 over flight photograph?
(Click on image for larger view)
Hint: The race track is NOT Keenland.
E-mail us at the address below for the answer!