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Whether you are preparing a report or grant application or are just curious, this page will provide tools and links to information to answer your questions about the condition of streams and lakes of interest to you.
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An Internal Revenue Service training program that provides the tools and knowledge to help keep organizations' exempt status intact. It consists of five interactive courses that can be taken individually and in any order.
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Free online training module offered by the EPA Watershed Academy features a step-by-step system to help local governments, watershed organizations and others maximize the effectiveness of public outreach campaigns to help solve nonpoint source pollution problems and protect local waterways.
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(EPA Watershed Academy) discusses how to conduct effective watershed outreach campaigns.
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(EPA Watershed Academy) highlights effective tools communities can apply to minimize the impact of land development on their streams, lakes and estuaries.
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Valerie Nelson, Ph.D., of the Coalition of Alternative Wastewater Treatment, provides an insightful and forward-thinking testimony to Congress on how we might address Kentucky's needs and do it in a way that is more environmentally sound, technologically feasible and lower in cost. 
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Some or all of the key lessons learned by the leaders of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort may be transferable to the restoration efforts of other large-scale environmental management efforts. 
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This handbook is now available to help accelerate watershed protection programs. It describes innovative approaches developed and conducted by the 28 national estuary programs, which are community-based watershed management organizations that restore and protect coastal watersheds.  Topics include starting a program, identifying problems and solutions and developing plans of action.
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The Center for Watershed Protection offers a manual series with practical, comprehensive information on watershed restoration techniques. The manuals introduce an integrated framework for urban watershed restoration, outline effective techniques for assessing urban watersheds and provide a comprehensive review of watershed restoration techniques. Each manual includes color photos, graphics and data, detailed field methods, practice specifications, costs, applicability and tips on implementation.
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A guidance document describing EPA's recommendations for watershed-based permitting under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program. This approach is aimed at achieving new efficiencies and environmental results.  The watershed approach to permitting provides a process for considering all stressors within a hydrologically defined drainage basin, rather than addressing individual pollutant sources on a discharge-by-discharge basis.
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Regionalization of wastewater management minimizes the number of wastewater discharges into state waters. This is accomplished through prevention of new discharges when possible, connection to existing facilities or the connection of one or more existing facilities into a new or existing regional treatment facility. Find out more about this topic and what you can do to help promote sound wastewater management in Kentucky.
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Past land-use activity, particularly agriculture, may result in long-term modifications to and reductions in aquatic diversity, regardless of reforestation of riparian zones.  Preservation of habitat fragments may not be sufficient to maintain natural diversity in streams.
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EPA released the "National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Urban Areas" to help local governments and other entities protect water resources from daily activities, urban development and storm water runoff. The guidance will also help municipalities and other regulated entities implement stormwater programs.
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A guide to watershed management to help various organizations develop and implement watershed plans. The handbook is aimed toward communities, watershed groups, and local, state, tribal and federal environmental agencies. A free copy is available by calling 800-490-9198 or e-mailing nscep@bps-lmit.com; reference EPA document number EPA 841-B-08-002.
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Glossary for the Watershed Management Framework
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A searchable database of financial assistance sources (grants, loans, cost-sharing) available to fund a variety of watershed protection projects.  (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
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The PLC members work to integrate the services and financial assistance available to private landowners to provide the best programs for protecting and enhancing Kentucky’s natural resources.  (Kentucky Private Lands Council)
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This program, also known as the Rivers and Trails Program or RTCA, is a community resource of the National Park Service. Rivers and Trails staff work with community groups and local and state governments to conserve rivers, preserve open space and develop trails and greenways.
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A complete listing of funding opportunities listed in the Grant Bulletin.  (Kentucky Governor's Office of Agriculture Policy)
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A quarterly publication designed to help river and watershed organizations support themselves financially. Each issue lists upcoming funding deadlines. Most issues also include case studies, online information, spotlight on funders, local resources, bibliographies and fundraising training opportunities.  (River Network)
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More than 230 private, corporate and federal funding sources for river and watershed groups. The directory is the only funding resource created exclusively for the river conservation community.  (River Network)

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The Kentucky Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program seeks projects to compete for funding.  Grants are available for watershed restoration projects and watershed implementation plan development as well as other nonpoint source (NPS) pollution control projects to help mitigate or prevent runoff pollution.  Funds can be used to pay for up to 60 percent of the total cost for each project. A 40 percent nonfederal match is required.  (Kentucky Division of Water [DOW])
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PRIDE offers several grant programs to local governments, teachers, nonprofit organizations and individual home owners who want to pursue the PRIDE goals in their communities.  (Personal Responsibility In a Desirable Environment)
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Provides funding for natural areas that possess unique features such as habitat for rare and endangered species, areas important to migratory birds, areas that perform important natural functions that are subject to alteration or loss and areas to be preserved in their natural state for public use, outdoor recreation and education.  (Kentucky Department for Natural Resources)
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Search for current funding opportunities and links to relevant resources.  (River Network)
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Find out about grant opportunities currently available at the foundation, including the general matching grant and special grant programs and access application materials.  (National Fish and Wildlife Foundation)
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An index to topics related to acid mine drainage, a detrimental byproduct of coal mining despite improved prediction and prevention techniques. (U.S. Department of the Interior)
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The objectives of this funding program are implementation of stream or wetland restoration/enhancement projects and mitigation of disturbances from on-site construction projects.  (Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources)
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Loans for funding for wastewater, solid waste, etc.
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Clean water state revolving loan funds (SRF) (Kentucky DOW)
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