Performance Excellence Committee
Oct
16
1:05 PM13:05

Performance Excellence Committee

The Performance Excellence Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 1:05 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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HIke at KSU Environmental Ed Center, Pleasureville
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

HIke at KSU Environmental Ed Center, Pleasureville

A guided hike at the natural area managed by Kentucky State University is October 19 at 10 AM and open to the public. This is an opportunity to explore a local fall forest.  Local biologist Lynn Garrison will guide the group from the parking lot down to Sixmile Creek.  The environmental  education and research center is at 1371 Little Dixie Road in Pleasureville.   

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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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WWLT Board Meeting
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

WWLT Board Meeting

A regular meeting of the WWLT Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 6:00 pm, at the Community 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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WWLT Board Meeting
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

WWLT Board Meeting

A regular meeting of the WWLT Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 6:00 pm, at the Community 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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2020 Southeast Land Conservation Conference
Mar
18
to Mar 20

2020 Southeast Land Conservation Conference

2020 Southeast Land Conservation Conference

March 18 - 20, 2020

Focus: Cultivating Resilient and Inclusive Communities

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Venue: The Read House Hotel

The Land Trust Alliance is excited to invite you back to beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee for the 2020 Southeast Land Conservation Conference at the historic Read House Hotel(link is external). It’s the perfect chance to look beyond your everyday work, expand your thinking, learn something new and connect with colleagues from the region.

Steeped in history, Chattanooga has received national recognition for the renaissance of its historic downtown and for its beautiful riverfront development. The city boasts an extensive greenway system, which includes more than 15 miles of river walks that meander through the art district and several parks.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Cultivating Resilient and Inclusive Communities’ and the agenda will feature local field trips, an inspiring plenary session, networking events, educational workshops and more.

https://www.landtrustalliance.org/conference/2020-southeast-land-conservation-conference

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WWLT Board Meeting
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

WWLT Board Meeting

A regular meeting of the WWLT Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 6:00 pm, at the Community 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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WWLT Board Meeting
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

WWLT Board Meeting

A regular meeting of the WWLT Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 6:00 pm, at the Community 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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 WWLT Board Meeting
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

WWLT Board Meeting

A regular meeting of the WWLT Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 6:00 pm, at the Community 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
22
11:00 AM11:00

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. 


Click here to REGISTER.

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Hiking Club at West 6th Farm
Sep
20
4:00 PM16:00

Hiking Club at West 6th Farm

Join us Fridays at 4pm at the West 6th Farm trailhead to hike the trails at the farm. Anyone can participate. We will generally be out for about an hour or so, but if folks want to hike longer or head back sooner that is great, too. These hikes will not be guided, but will usually have a biologist-type person from Woods & Waters Land Trust along. There is no fee to join (or free beer).

For updates and more info, check out the West 6th Farm Hiking Club Facebook Group.

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Celebrate Land Conservation!
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Celebrate Land Conservation!

We're thrilled to host our ninth annual Land Extravaganza on the Kentucky River in Owen County! Hosts Ellen and Bernie Engelman own 128 acres at the end of Point of Rock Road in Monterey with beautiful views of the river valley. Their stunning location and unique home with access to the river make this year's Extravaganza a one-of-a-kind event. Purchase tickets at the welcome table.

More information here.

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Hiking Club at West 6th Farm
Sep
13
4:00 PM16:00

Hiking Club at West 6th Farm

Join us Fridays at 4pm at the West 6th Farm trailhead to hike the trails at the farm. Anyone can participate. We will generally be out for about an hour or so, but if folks want to hike longer or head back sooner that is great, too. These hikes will not be guided, but will usually have a biologist-type person from Woods & Waters Land Trust along. There is no fee to join (or free beer).

For updates and more info, check out the West 6th Farm Hiking Club Facebook Group.

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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 Community 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 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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Hiking Club at West 6th Farm
Sep
6
4:00 PM16:00

Hiking Club at West 6th Farm

Join us Fridays at 4pm at the West 6th Farm trailhead to hike the trails at the farm. Anyone can participate. We will generally be out for about an hour or so, but if folks want to hike longer or head back sooner that is great, too. These hikes will not be guided, but will usually have a biologist-type person from Woods & Waters Land Trust along. There is no fee to join (or free beer).

For updates and more info, check out the West 6th Farm Hiking Club Facebook Group.

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Hiking Club at West 6th Farm
Aug
30
4:00 PM16:00

Hiking Club at West 6th Farm

Join us Fridays at 4pm at the West 6th Farm trailhead to hike the trails at the farm. Anyone can participate. We will generally be out for about an hour or so, but if folks want to hike longer or head back sooner that is great, too. These hikes will not be guided, but will usually have a biologist-type person from Woods & Waters Land Trust along. There is no fee to join (or free beer).

For updates and more info, check out the West 6th Farm Hiking Club Facebook Group.

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Stream Walk  - Elkhorn Creek
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Stream Walk - Elkhorn Creek

Jessica Schuster, aquatic biologist, will take us to explore a shallow area along Elkhorn Creek.  You will be surprised how many fish, mussels and other stream critters we find with a seine and small nets in this biologically rich stream!   Families welcome. 

Where: Frankfort Fish Hatchery parking lot along Indian Gap Road. We can also meet you in Frankfort to drive out together. Bring sunscreen, water, shoes to wear in the stream, a towel and your lunch if you want to!

 Please pre-register with deb@woodsandwaterstrust.org

or call 229-1427 so we know how many are coming or to ask questions.  

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Hiking Club at West 6th Farm
Aug
23
4:00 PM16:00

Hiking Club at West 6th Farm

Join us Fridays at 4pm at the West 6th Farm trailhead to hike the trails at the farm. Anyone can participate. We will generally be out for about an hour or so, but if folks want to hike longer or head back sooner that is great, too. These hikes will not be guided, but will usually have a biologist-type person from Woods & Waters Land Trust along. There is no fee to join (or free beer).

For updates and more info, check out the West 6th Farm Hiking Club Facebook Group.

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Wine Tasting at Capital Cellars - and Extravaganza Ticket Sale
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Tasting at Capital Cellars - and Extravaganza Ticket Sale

We hope to see you at the wine tasting/ beverage-of-your-choice get together at Capital Cellars in downtown Frankfort!

This is the one day when Land Extravaganza tickets are on sale for $25 each (Otherwise $30 or can buy 4 for $100 either online or at Franklin Co Tourism. Ticket prices increase to $35 on September 6).

More information on Extravaganza here.

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Performance Excellence Committee
Aug
21
1:15 PM13:15

Performance Excellence Committee

The Performance Excellence Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 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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Hiking Club at West 6th Farm
Aug
16
4:00 PM16:00

Hiking Club at West 6th Farm

Join us Fridays at 4pm at the West 6th Farm trailhead to hike the trails at the farm. Anyone can participate. We will generally be out for about an hour or so, but if folks want to hike longer or head back sooner that is great, too. These hikes will not be guided, but will usually have a biologist-type person from Woods & Waters Land Trust along. There is no fee to join (or free beer).

For updates and more info, check out the West 6th Farm Hiking Club Facebook Group.

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Hiking Club at West 6th Farm
Aug
9
4:00 PM16:00

Hiking Club at West 6th Farm

Join us Fridays at 4pm at the West 6th Farm trailhead to hike the trails at the farm. Anyone can participate. We will generally be out for about an hour or so, but if folks want to hike longer or head back sooner that is great, too. These hikes will not be guided, but will usually have a biologist-type person from Woods & Waters Land Trust along. There is no fee to join (or free beer).

For updates and more info, check out the West 6th Farm Hiking Club Facebook Group.

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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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Hiking Club at West 6th Farm
Aug
2
4:00 PM16:00

Hiking Club at West 6th Farm

Join us Fridays at 4pm at the West 6th Farm trailhead to hike the trails at the farm. Anyone can participate. We will generally be out for about an hour or so, but if folks want to hike longer or head back sooner that is great, too. These hikes will not be guided, but will usually have a biologist-type person from Woods & Waters Land Trust along. There is no fee to join (or free beer).

For updates and more info, check out the West 6th Farm Hiking Club Facebook Group.

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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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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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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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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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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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