I am writing as a representative of the Caring for Creation Committee at the Presbyterian Church. Our goal for the past several years has been to encourage our congregation to practice good environmental habits both at home and in our church home, and to provide information concerning conservation of resources on local, national, and international levels.
This spring, we Danvillians have a wonderful opportunity to join together and benefit our own community. A Bluegrass PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In a Desirable Environment) grant was awarded to the City of Danville to plant 2,800 tree seedlings along Clark's Run to reduce stream pollution. Danville native Malissa Lenn McAlister, who works at the University of Kentucky Water Research Institute, is coordinating the project.
Clark's Run flows through Danville and Boyle County directly into Herrington Lake, which is Danville's drinking water source. But Clarks Run is on Kentucky's list of most polluted waters due to runoff of harmful nutrients and pesticides. The trees planted will help clean and protect this valuable water source.