Sep
9
5:30pm 5:30pm

Land Extravaganza is on Saturday, September 9 at Inside Out Design!

Woods & Waters Land Trust and Inside Out Design celebrate 10 years!

Woods & Waters Land Trust is excited to partner with Inside Out Design this year in celebrating our 10th anniversaries together!

Established in 2007, WWLT works with landowners to protect forests and streams in the lower Kentucky River watershed.  During our first 10 years, we achieved national accreditation, permanently protected nearly 400 acres, and established a nature preserve within the Frankfort city limits.

Also incorporated in 2007, Inside Out Design has earned state and national recognition for excellence in its dedication to sustainable design, community involvement, and native landscaping.

The Land Extravaganza will take place on the grounds of Inside Out Design with a beautiful view of the Elkhorn Creek watershed.  The evening begins at 5:30pm with tours featuring rain gardens, prairies, and the live roof of the 100% solar powered IOD office building.  Dinner by Amazing Gracie's, Stone and Ember Bakery, and Cedar Ring Greens begins at 6:30pm.

The event features three bands:  Two are Jerry Hockensmith and Bethany, and Sherri Sebastian's dance band, A Twist of Fate.  We will have a silent auction, kids activities, a photo booth and a fire.  Homemade desserts and ice cream by Crank and Boom will be available.

Advance tickets are $30/person. Deadlne for advance tickets is September 2.  Tickets after this deadline will be $40. so get your tickets early! Before Sept 2 we also offer four tickets for $100.  Also, we invite you to Capital Cellars from 4-7pm on August 24 to purchase early bird tickets at $25/person.

Tickets are available online (see above) and at Completely Kentucky in downtown Frankfort.  Or email deb@woodsandwaterstrust.org for help.  

Thanks to our sponsors Commonwealth Credit Union, Martha Moore, Ceci Mitchell/Bryan Bunch, Joe Graviss and Jane Julian and other contributors!  

 

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Performance Excellence Committee
Aug
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Performance Excellence Committee

The WWLT Performance Excellence Committee will meet on Thursday, August 10th, 2017, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, in the Sower Board Room of the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort, Kentucky.    http://www.pspl.org/

We will continue our discussion of policies and procedures that help us implement the highest standards and practices.

This meeting is open to the public.

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Backyard Habitat - Kids and Parents Workshop
Jul
22
11:00am11:00am

Backyard Habitat - Kids and Parents Workshop

Create a more diverse environment for birds, bees, and other pollinators with the Woods and Water Land Trust. Registration is required  Saturday July 22 11AM to Noon. Paul Sawyier Library, Frankfort.  

Click here to register for Family Workshops: Build a Better Yard Habitat.  http://www.pspl.org/event/family-workshops-build-a-better-yard-habitat/

 

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Explore the Elkhorn
Jun
24
10:00am10:00am

Explore the Elkhorn

Matt Thomas, fish 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. Bring your lunch if you like! 

Where: Frankfort Fish Hatchery parking lot along Indian Gap Road. We can also meet you in Frankfort to drive out together.

When: June 24, 2017 10 AM

Bring sunscreen, water, shoes to wear in the stream, a towel.

Please pre-register with deb@woodsandwaterstrust.org

or call 229-1427 so we know how many are coming or if you have questions.  

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Natural History Series - Aquatic Invertebrates
Apr
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Natural History Series - Aquatic Invertebrates

Last of the Natural History Series – Wednesday April 26 PSPL Library 6:30!

What does this little insect, a caddisfly, have to do with our water quality?

Aquatic Invertebrates, small animals in our streams and rivers, are directly connected to what is happening on the land. Ryan Evans of the Kentucky Division of Water will talk about aquatic invertebrates in our streams and how they telling us about the quality of our water – plus keeping our watershed healthy.

Paul Sawyier Library hosts- to register call Diane at 352-2665 or email diane@pspl.org.

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Natural History of Franklin County--Furbearers
Apr
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Natural History of Franklin County--Furbearers

Natural History Series: Furbearers

Furbearers in our area include mink, muskrat, beaver, raccoon, opossum, two kinds of weasel and fox, river otter, bobcat, coyote and striped skunk.  Laura Palmer, Ky Fish and Wildlife biologist, will discuss the habits, biology and habitat of these furry animals. Here’s your chance to learn more about these curious critters.

Paul Sawyier Library hosts- to register call Diane at 352-2665 or email diane@pspl.org.  

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April 8 - First (ever) Volunteer Day with WWLT!
Apr
8
10:00am10:00am

April 8 - First (ever) Volunteer Day with WWLT!

We will be pulling garlic mustard (see evil plant picture) at our nature preserve from 10 am until 1 pm on April 8, Saturday, and hope you can help. Meet at the end of Flynn Avenue (road behind Commonwealth CU on the Connector Road). Bring a lunch if you like!   

Pull a little garlic mustard and see our new preserve.  For more information email Deb@woodsandwaterstrust.org or call 502 229 1427.  

There are no trails so we will be working on a forested slope and along a stream.  

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Landowner Meeting
Feb
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Landowner Meeting

Woods & Waters Land Trust invites landowners to an open meeting in the Sower Board Room of the Paul Sawyier Public Library on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 pm.  Topics include the use of conservation easements to permanently protect land.

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WWLT Poetry Reading
Feb
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

WWLT Poetry Reading

Woods & Waters Land Trust hosts a Poetry Reading in downtown Frankfort at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe. Please join us for an evening celebrating community and conservation with poets Richard Taylor, Trina Peiffer and Mark Schimmoeller. This year we are thrilled to offer open mic for poetry from the audience for the last 15 minutes. This event is free, but reservations are required.  

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Vintage OFC 1983 Bourbon Raffle
Dec
23
to Feb 10

Vintage OFC 1983 Bourbon Raffle

Woods and Waters Land Trust was given a bottle of 1983 OFC Bourbon from Buffalo Trace Distillery.  WWLT is holding a raffle on Feb. 10, 2017 and will give this vintage bottle to the lucky person whose name is drawn. If you want the opportunity to win this bottle, all you have to do is buy one or more raffle tickets for $20 each. You do not have to live in Frankfort – we will find a representative to get it to you if you win!

Tickets may be purchased at Frankfort Tourism, Completely Kentucky or from any Board Member.  Tickets may also be purchased on-line.

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