Farm Walk with WWLT--Pond Exploration at West 6th Farm
Jul
6
11:00 AM11:00

Farm Walk with WWLT--Pond Exploration at West 6th Farm

Jessica Schuster will give participants a brief review of the different types of aquatic habitats and the types of organisms you might expect to find in them.  She will also talk a bit about water quality and its effects on aquatic habitats. Then, we'll dive in and look for fish, amphibians, and insects using seins and nets.

Jessica is an Environmental Scientist with 17 years of experience with the Kentucky Division of Water. She specializes in performing water quality studies in streams throughout the state, collect chemical, biological, and habitat data.

This free workshop will cap at 15 guests to create a fun and informative experience for all. Please wear appropriate shoes and attire for dirt, water, & mud, and plan to get wet. Bringing a water bottle is encouraged. There is no beer included on this free Farm walk. Sorry, but dogs not permitted on this workshop. 

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WWLT Board Meeting
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

WWLT Board Meeting

A regular meeting of the WWLT Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 6:00 pm, at the Sower Board Room of the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort, KY.

This meeting is free, open to the public, and accessible.

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Performance Excellence Committee
Jul
17
1:15 PM13:15

Performance Excellence Committee

The Performance Excellence Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 17, at 1:15 p.m., at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, Sower Board Room, 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. 

We will discuss board evaluations and LTA Standards 3-5.

This meeting is free, accessible, and open to all.

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Henry County Harvest Showcase
Jul
27
8:00 AM08:00

Henry County Harvest Showcase

Woods & Waters Land Trust will have a booth at the 20th Annual Henry County Harvest Showcase on Saturday, July 27, 2019. This is the largest totally local agricultural festival in Kentucky. All products and vendors must be from Henry County, Kentucky.

Join us for farm fresh produce, meat, honey, handmade furniture, crafts, an antique tractor parade and more!

https://www.facebook.com/HarvestShowcase

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Farm Program with WWLT--Backyard Conservation Workshop at West 6th Farm
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

Farm Program with WWLT--Backyard Conservation Workshop at West 6th Farm

Are you interested in backyard conservation? You can have a positive impact on local wildlife and water quality just by making a few changes in your own backyard. Join naturalist Hannah Helm for this informative workshop.  

Hannah Helm owns 50 acres of woodlands a short drive from the Farm, and is passionate about restoring and maintaining native plants and creating wildlife friendly habitat on properties large and small. She is currently president of Frankfort Audubon, a member of the KY Association for Environmental Education, and a volunteer at Fantasy Forest, an urban forest in downtown Frankfort and is working towards becoming a KY Master Naturalist.

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Farm Walks with WWLT--Early Fall Birds at West 6th Farm
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Farm Walks with WWLT--Early Fall Birds at West 6th Farm

We will join with Gary Sprandel and experienced birders of the Frankfort Audubon Society to walk through the woods and the fields with hope of seeing Eastern Bluebird, Red-tailed Hawk, field sparrows, and fall migrant warblers. The walk will cross a stream, so bring shoes you do not mind getting wet. Bring your own binoculars if you have them, and there will be a few loaner pairs also.  Bring water and depending upon the weather mosquito or tick repellent.  Children are ok if they can walk a couple of miles. Dogs are not permitted, as they tend to chase the birds off. 

Gary Sprandel is on the board of the Frankfort Audubon Society and an active birder.  He works as a geographic analyst for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, and some of his duties include setting up bird monitoring databases and surveys.

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Bluebird photo by CWWOOD.

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WWLT Board Meeting
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

WWLT Board Meeting

A regular meeting of the WWLT Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 6:00 pm, at the Sower Board Room of the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort, KY.

This meeting is free, open to the public, and accessible.

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Farm Program with WWLT--Monarch Waystation Workshop at West 6th Farm
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Farm Program with WWLT--Monarch Waystation Workshop at West 6th Farm

Join us at the West Sixth Farm in the midst of the monarch butterfly’s migration through Kentucky! This presentation will discuss and demonstrate monarch waystations. Come and learn how to create your own butterfly garden to help conserve this remarkable species.  Guests will have the opportunity to learn about and get involved in monarch tagging, a tool used to study the annual migration. Join Michaela Rogers, Environmental Scientist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for this family-friendly event.  Michaela works to implement the goals of the Kentucky Monarch Conservation Plan in our state and educates others on issues surrounding the butterfly’s decline.

This free walk will cap at 25 guests to create a fun and informative experience for all. Please wear appropriate shoes and attire for dirt, water, & mud. There will be walking and hiking on hills and rough terrain in the sun and the shade. Bringing a water bottle is encouraged. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are OK. There is no beer included on this free Farm walk. 


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WWLT Board Meeting
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

WWLT Board Meeting

A regular meeting of the WWLT Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 6:00 pm, at the Sower Board Room of the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort, KY.

This meeting is free, open to the public, and accessible.

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Farm Walk with WWLT--Pioneer Plants
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Farm Walk with WWLT--Pioneer Plants

Interested in wildflower folklore and historic medicinal uses of common plants? Want to know which plant was named for a Greek warrior? Join Heather Housman as we explore the forests and fields at West 6th Farm and learn more. 

Heather is the board president of Woods & Waters Land Trust. WWLT works to protect the forests and streams of the lower Kentucky River watershed. Heather worked for several years as an ecologist traveling from the swamps of western Kentucky to the slopes of Pine Mountain in Eastern Kentucky with the Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves. While at KNP, she also worked with private landowners to enhance habitat for critically endangered species.

This free walk will cap at 25 guests to create a fun and informative experience for all. Please wear appropriate shoes and attire for dirt, water, & mud. There will be walking and hiking on hills and rough terrain in the sun and the shade. Bringing a water bottle is encouraged. Children are allowed on this hike, if able to walk 2+ miles. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are OK. There is no beer included on this free Farm walk.

Register here.

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Performance Excellence Committee
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Performance Excellence Committee

The Performance Excellence Committee will meet on Monday, March 20, 2019, at 1:00 pm, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, Sower Board Room, 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. 

We will discuss:

  1. Strategic Plan Progress Report (SPPR)

  2. Policy Review Schedule : Ethics Statement and Whistleblower Protection Policy

  3. Renewal of accreditation: Standard 3

This meeting is free and open to all.

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WWLT Board Meeting
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

WWLT Board Meeting

A regular meeting of the WWLT Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 6:00 pm, at the Sower Board Room of the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort, KY.

This meeting is free, open to the public, and accessible.

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 Save our Songbirds
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Save our Songbirds

Save Our Songbirds

Our songbird populations are under many threats and many species are declining rapidly. Hannah Helm, President of Frankfort Audubon and supporter of Woods and Waters Land Trust, will discuss the hazards facing our feathered friends and steps you can take to help. 

Owen County Library

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Twenty Trees!  Owen Co. Public Library
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Twenty Trees! Owen Co. Public Library

Twenty Trees!  Learn to recognize the native trees that make up our beautiful forests.  One meeting at the library and one walk outside to see the trees “in the wild”!  We’ll have materials to help and if you want to, you can learn more than 20.  Woods and Waters Land Trust hosts this workshop. 

Owen County Library

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Twenty Trees!    @ PSPL
May
6
6:30 PM18:30

Twenty Trees! @ PSPL

Twenty Trees!  Learn to recognize the native trees that make up our beautiful forests.  One meeting will be at Paul Sawyier Public Library and for the second we will  walk outside to see the trees “in the wild”! We’ll have materials to help and if you want to, you can learn more than 20.  Woods and Waters Land Trust hosts this workshop. 

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Kentucky River Watershed Watch Sampler Training
Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

Kentucky River Watershed Watch Sampler Training

Are you interested in learning how to test the water in a nearby creek or river to find out it if is safe for wading, swimming, and fishing? If so, you are invited to participate in a citizen water monitoring group that encourages people to visit their local waterways and learn more.

A volunteer sampler workshop is being held at Paul Sawyier Public Library. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.



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Performance Excellence Committee
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Performance Excellence Committee

The Performance Excellence Committee will meet on Monday, March 18, 2019, at 1:00 pm, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, Sower Board Room, 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. 

We will discuss the Policy Review Schedule, Risk Management, the Strategic Plan Progress Report (SPPR), and continue our work on renewal of accreditation, especially the Expectations for Improvement.

This meeting is free and open to all.

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Invasive Plant Workshop with RIP
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Invasive Plant Workshop with RIP

Remove Invasives Partnership (RIP) of Franklin County invites the public to attend a workshop about invasive pest plants at 232 Lyons Drive on Saturday, March 16 from 9-11:30am. 

Invasive plants can kill trees and other native vegetation and create unattractive, inaccessible surroundings.  Residents can promote habitat for birds and pollinators by learning how to remove invasive plants.

Participants will be identifying problem plants, learning effective removal techniques, and working to clear a wooded area along a stream.  Participants should come dressed for the weather and prepared to work.

Kids activities and refreshments provided.  Families welcome!  Preregistration is encouraged.  Visit www.ripfc.net for more information.

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 WWLT Board Meeting
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

WWLT Board Meeting

A regular meeting of the WWLT Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 6:00 pm, at the Sower Board Room of the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort, KY.

This meeting is free, open to the public, and accessible.

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Invasive Plant Workshop with RIP
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Invasive Plant Workshop with RIP

Remove Invasives Partnership (RIP) of Franklin County invites the public to attend a workshop about invasive pest plants at East Frankfort Park, on Saturday, March 2, from 9:00 - 11:30 am. 

Invasive plants can kill trees and other native vegetation and create unattractive, inaccessible surroundings.  Residents can promote habitat for birds and pollinators by learning how to remove invasive plants.

Participants will be identifying problem plants, learning effective removal techniques, and working to clear a wooded area along a stream.  Participants should come dressed for the weather and prepared to work.

Kids activities and refreshments provided.  Families welcome!  Preregistration is encouraged.  Visit www.ripfc.net for more information.

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Performance Excellence Committee
Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

Performance Excellence Committee

The Performance Excellence Committee will meet on Monday, February 11, 2019, at 1:00 pm, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, Sower Board Room, 319 Wapping Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. 

We will discuss the Internal Control Policies and Procedures, Records Policy, the Policy Review Schedule, the Strategic Plan Progress Report (SPPR), and continue our work on renewal of accreditation.

This meeting is free and open to all.

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Poetry Reading
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Poetry Reading

Join WWLT for an Evening of Poetry

Woods & Waters Land Trust is delighted to host Kentucky poets Richard Taylor, Trina Peiffer, and Jeremy Paden for an evening of poetry at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe.  Also featured will be the winners of our Haiku contest!  Come celebrate conservation through the arts!  Preregistering is recommended. Click here to register.

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Restorative Forestry Field Day
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Restorative Forestry Field Day

WWLT will be at a workshop on Saturday at 723 Barton Lane in Pleasureville KY. In partnership with the Berry Center and Sterling College (VT). Tom Grissom's farm will be the site for a demonstration of Restorative Forestry such as use of draft horses and other techniques to rebuild forest structure and diversity.  This is a free event and no registration needed.

More info here.

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Invasive Plant Workshop with RIP
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Invasive Plant Workshop with RIP

Remove Invasives Partnership (RIP) of Franklin County invites the public to attend a workshop about invasive pest plants at Liberty Hall on Saturday, February 2, from 9:00 -11:30 am. 

Invasive plants can kill trees and other native vegetation and create unattractive, inaccessible surroundings.  Residents can promote habitat for birds and pollinators by learning how to remove invasive plants.

Participants will be identifying problem plants, learning effective removal techniques, and working to clear a wooded area along a stream.  Participants should come dressed for the weather and prepared to work.

Kids activities and refreshments provided.  Families welcome!  Preregistration is encouraged.  Visit www.ripfc.net for more information.

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Landowner Informational Meeting
Jan
31
5:30 PM17:30

Landowner Informational Meeting

Love your land and want to protect it?  Interested in learning what other landowners have done?

You are invited to a Landowner Informational Meeting at 5:30pm on Thursday, January 31 in the Sower Board Room of Paul Sawyier Public Library.  Representatives of Woods & Waters Land Trust will provide an overview of land protection options, answer questions, and provide materials for interested landowners.  For more information contact Deb White.

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Learn about Land Conservation
Jan
22
2:00 PM14:00

Learn about Land Conservation

Landowner Meeting on Thursday, January 31, 5:30pm in Library

Woods & Waters Land Trust will host an informational meeting for landowners at 5:30pm on Thursday, January 31 in the Sower Board Room of Paul Sawyier Public Library for all landowners interested in learning about options for protecting their land.  The meeting will include a slideshow presentation and an opportunity to ask questions and learn from other landowners.  Educational materials will be available. 

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Performance Excellence Committee
Jan
14
1:00 PM13:00

Performance Excellence Committee

The Performance Excellence Committee will meet on Monday, January 14, 2019, at 1:00 pm, at the WWLT Office, Suite 602 in the McClure Building, 306 West Main Street, Frankfort, KY. 

We will discuss the Internal Control Policies and Procedures, our Records Policy, and continue our work on renewal of accreditation.

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