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Environmental Technology Students Work with Community Groups to Restore Wolf Run Watershed

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BCTC students Brad Redmon and Jamie Anderson presented research results during the student poster session at the statewide 2011 Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability Conference.

In the fall of 2011, students from BCTC’s Environmental Science Technology (EST) program collected and analyzed samples from six locations in Wolf Run watershed. The data was made available to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and the Kentucky Division of Water for their management/research plans, as well as to community groups working to restore the watershed. All protocols for the project were part of the Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) written by EST students in the spring of 2011 and approved by the Kentucky Division of Water. This project was the first volunteer QAPP approved by the state for data submission.

The research was a cooperative effort by BCTC’s Environmental Science Technology program, the University of Kentucky Environmental Research and Training Laboratory, the Kentucky River Authority and the Friends of Wolf Run. Funding for the study was provided by a grant from the Kentucky River Authority and BCTC’s Transformation Grant Program.