Calendar of Events

Water Events

Our partner organizations and local watershed groups often hold water-related celebrations, recreational outings, or community service projects. We will do our best to keep you informed so that you can plan to participate!

Voyageur Canoe Trip on the Kentucky River
Saturday, August 20 or Sunday, August 21, 2021

Starting at the Clifton boat ramp, enjoy Pool 4 of the Kentucky River in a large, open canoe. Trip begins at 1:00 pm and is expected to last about 3 hours,... unless you confront a group of river invaders along the way! Participants are also welcome to paddle alongside the Voyageur in their own canoes or kayaks, but donations are still encouraged! More info here.

If you are interested in participating in this adventure, please contact Hank Graddy by Wednesday, August 18th or register here! Limit 25 people/day.

Kentucky RiverFestSunday
August 21 from 11 am to 3 pm at Proud Mary's BBQ

Sponsored by Bluegrass Greensource, Lexington Fayette-County Government and Canoe Kentucky, this is your chance to get out on the river and enjoy some good Kentucky barbeque!

Basin Conferences

Each year, our basin groups hold annual conferences to provide feedback on the year's sampling results, inform our members about current water issues and topics, and to provide a time for our samplers to interact and network with one another. These conferences are typically held in the late fall or winter.

February 25, 2021 - Salt River Watershed Watch Virtual Conference
Email if you are interested in participating.

February 27, 2021 - Kentucky River Watershed Watch Virtual Conference
Please use the website registration form if you would like to participate.

March 4, 2021 - Big Sandy River Watershed Watch Virtual Conference
Email if you are interested in participating.

March 6, 2021 - Licking River Watershed Watch Virtual Conference
Email if you are interested in participating.

Please visit your basin webpage for annual conference dates and information.

Training Workshops

Phase I Training - This 2 to 3 hour introductory training workshop provides participants with an understanding of how the Watershed Watch organization functions and what is involved in participating as a sampler. Specific instruction is provided on assessing certain field chemistry characteristics of water, as well as how to properly collect a “grab sample” for analysis at a certified laboratory.

Phase II Training - This 4-5 hour workshop provides participants with guidance on further understanding the quality of a waterway through examining its ability to support aquatic life. Instructors explain a variety of factors that influence aquatic habitat, including in-stream conditions and nearby land use. Instruction will also be provided on collecting, identifying, and assessing macroinvertebrate populations in a stream with regard to how they serve as indicators of general water quality.

Please visit your basin webpage for specific workshop dates in your area.