City honors BCTC environmental program for their green work

The Lexington-Fayette Environmental Commission recently honored Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) students and faculty for their environmental commitment to improve city streams, watersheds, and parks.

A Certificate of Appreciation was given to the BCTC Environmental Science and Technology program at the Environmental Commission 39th annual award ceremony held Oct. 23 at the Downtown Hotel and Conference Center in Lexington.

"Performing research and useful real world projects provides our students with valuable experiences that enhance their education and training in environmental technology, said Jean Watts, coordinator of the BCTC Environmental Science and Technology program. The Certificate of Appreciation shows the students that not only are their efforts appreciated, but considered valuable to our community. We are very pleased with this recognition from the Environmental Commission."

BCTC's "green" work include tree-planting and stream cleanup at Wolf Run Creek, analyzing streams for pollution and determining geographical coordinates of springs in Fayette County to help the Friends of Wolf Run Creek develop a Trail of Springs map. BCTC's Environmental Science Technology faculty have served as science advisors for several city environmental projects and have assisted with training community volunteers in water quality monitoring.

For more information about the Environmental Science and Technology program, contact Jean Watts at 246-6448 or or visit the website.