A dozen members from the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management Field Operations Branch and Recycling and Local Assistance Branch helped local volunteers from Friends of the Tug Fork River, AmeriCorps, West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), and Williamson Parks and Recreation Commission remove about 500 used tires in the eastern Kentucky Appalachian community of South Williamson.
In 2010, the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection began the state’s largest and most expensive urban residential cleanup of toxic chemicals to date.
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) drone team is soaring to new heights, finding new uses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) seemingly each month. Made up of pilots from the divisions of waste management, water and abandoned mine lands, the team recently showcased their drones at a showing for fellow #TeamEEC members.
Protecting watersheds is one of the most important ways to ensure reliable, safe drinking water.
Read how a Kentucky water district protected its watershed for nearly 17,000 Kentuckians
Nearly 300 million waste tires are generated each year in the U.S.; four million in Kentucky alone.
Even so, Kentucky’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) sees a growth potential for RMA.
Since 2016, the agency has been helping local governments fund road resurfacing projects using RMA.
Floracliff Nature Sanctuary, located just south of Lexington, teems with biodiversity.
On June 2, Energy and Environment Cabinet and Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves personnel hiked a portion of the 346-acre nonprofit nature preserve.