Brushy Fork Nature Preserve (Current)
With the final purchase completed in 2019, we are working with the adjacent developer to provide public access, kiosk, and trail connections to this latest conservation area in Independence, thanks to a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation.
City of Edgewood: Horse Branch Creek Stabilization (Current)
We have partnered with the City of Edgewood to identify retrofits within the Horse Branch Creek subWatershed. Horse Branch Creek is a highly unstable channel and threatens adjacent roadways. Retaining water in upstream areas will help prevent further downstream erosion.
Trail Improvements (Current)
Land conservation and preservation along creeks and wetlands is one of the best ways to ensure these areas are protected. The Banklick Watershed Council has secured and transferred 145 acres of sensitive land to our local land trust, The Kenton Conservancy. Part of our commitment to the community is to make these lands accessible for the public's use and enjoyment of nature. Using funds from the R.C. Durr Foundation, we will be improving trails at Doe Run Lake and the Wolsing Trails.
Wolsing Wetland (2019)
Restoration of the floodplain and installation of wetlands along Banklick Creek at Cody Road will help to reduce streambanks loss and improve water quality downstream. This project was funded by the Kentucky Division of Water through their Clean Water Act 319 funding.
Manure Pond (2019)
Helping farmers reduce runoff of manure, fertilizer, and nutrients can have a huge benefit to water quality. We were pleased to partner with Ed-Mar Dairy to help provide additional capacity in their manure management system. This was our first agricultural project in the watershed, and we hope for many more.
Stormwater Improvements (2014, 2017, 2019)
Hydromodification is a fancy word for when creeks are getting too much water. They erode and change in response to that influx of water. This means that your creeks will deepen, widen, and your streambank will fall in and wash away. Our solution is holding back more of the water running off from developed areas. By retrofitting existing detention basins, we capture the smaller storms which will allow the creeks to heal. We have completed stormwater retrofitting projects in 2014, 2017, and 2019.