EPA Unveils Draft Model for Floyds Fork Watershed

Federal regulators are one step closer to finishing a complicated model for the Floyds Fork watershed. The Environmental Protection Agency’s model will help the commonwealth improve water quality in the area. Representatives from the EPA’s Region 4 office first came to Louisville in August to talk about their upcoming work on Floyds Fork. The Floyds… Continue reading EPA Unveils Draft Model for Floyds Fork Watershed

Officials Update Area Residents on Process to Develop Pollution Limits for Floyds Fork

Federal and state agencies are a step closer to setting new pollution limits for the Floyds Fork watershed. Government officials updated residents and business owners on the process tonight at Eastern High School. Floyds Fork has been designated as “impaired,” which means the waterway can’t fulfill its designated functions, like recreation. The state Division of… Continue reading Officials Update Area Residents on Process to Develop Pollution Limits for Floyds Fork

EPA, Division of Water to Hold Second Meeting on Floyds Fork Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a meeting this week to update stakeholders on the efforts to develop new pollution limits for the Floyds Fork watershed. This is the second time since August the agency has come to discuss the project. Floyds Fork has been designated as “impaired,” which means its waterway can’t fulfill its… Continue reading EPA, Division of Water to Hold Second Meeting on Floyds Fork Pollution

EPA Outlines Process in Calculating Pollution Limits for Floyds Fork

Stakeholders including residents and wastewater treatment plant operators gathered in Middletown last night for a meeting with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency. This was the first step in determining new pollution limits for the Floyds Fork watershed. The state says Floyds Fork is impaired, which means the waterway can’t fulfill its designated functions. The… Continue reading EPA Outlines Process in Calculating Pollution Limits for Floyds Fork

EPA Will Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Floyds Fork Pollution Managment

The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a meeting tomorrow to let the public weigh in on a proposal to manage pollution in Floyds Fork, a tributary of the Salt River that runs through Jefferson and four other counties. The EPA is getting involved in what’s usually a state process because of the watershed’s size and… Continue reading EPA Will Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Floyds Fork Pollution Managment

Environmental Association Restates Position Against Planned Renaming of East End Parks

The Floyd’s Fork Environmental Association has recently taken a position against a proposal from 21st Century Parks to rename both Floyd’s Fork Park and William F. Miles Park. 21st Century Parks’ is creating a new public park system in the east end of Louisville that will incorporate both Floyd’s Fork and Miles Park into new,… Continue reading Environmental Association Restates Position Against Planned Renaming of East End Parks

Environment Committee Discusses Floyds Fork, Water Contamination

by Gabe Bullard The Louisville Metro Council is poised to pass the master plan for developing the Floyds Fork area. The plan calls for two large parks, new trails and a drive connecting the parks. It cleared the planning and zoning committee Tuesday and Thursday was a topic of open discussion for the Energy and… Continue reading Environment Committee Discusses Floyds Fork, Water Contamination