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Cross Keys Pond Wetland Planting

Join fellow mud puppies to help install new wetland plants at the Cross Keys Park Pond Restoration Project.

Saturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM – Noon

Register on-line here

This is a full contact water sport with ample mud taking wetland hundreds of plant plugs and getting them into the shore line of the newly restored pond.

  • Bring trowels, digging tools, utility gloves.
  • Wear foot protection you don’t mind getting wet and muddy.
  • Bring your friends and family (Warn them what they are getting into)
  • We will have a wash down station to “hose off” after the event.
  • Lunch will be served (Bar-B-Cue sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans, desert

This work was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under §319(h) of the Clean Water Act through the Kentucky Division of Water to Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (Grant #C9994861-09). 

Innovative Solutions

Floating wetland islands for stormwater ponds are just one of the innovative solutions Friends of Wolf Run and it’s partners are working on to help reduce pollutants and provide aesthetic qualities to our neighborhoods.

Rafts support wetland plants that help absorb nutrients, shade the pond and provide a “pop of flowering color” to stormwater ponds in the watershed.

Pictured: Russ Turpin tends to an island that’s been afloat for three seasons, and grows stronger each year.

Allendale Greenway Project

In cooperation with LFUCG Division of Water Quality, LFUCG Division of Environmental Services, The Bluegrass Woodland Restoration Center and Palumbo Properties, Friends of Wolf Run has established a restoration project center at the Allendale Greenway.

Native trees, shrubs and plants are propagated at the site’s varying environments, including wetland, upland, riparian and meadow.  A Stream Buffer Demonstration Project is also housed at the site.

Stream Buffer Restoration

Help us help the watershed by joining in a stream buffer restoration project site.  Volunteer Field Days are held most any weekend during the Spring and fall.

Sunday April 11, 2016 Wolf Run Park in cooperation with West Sixth Street Brewing

Sunday, May 1, 2016, Allendale Greenway,
in cooperation with J and H Stores and Patigonia Outdoor Clothing

Monitoring Water Quality

Join us in monitoring water quality in our watershed.  We provide the training and field equipment in cooperation with Kentucky River Watershed Watch

Free Training Workshops are held in the spring.

 

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Lexington, KY
    500 Newtown Pike Campus, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Room 112
    Instructor: Bethany Overfield, Kentucky Geological Survey