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Brooks stream walk Saturday in north Bullitt County area

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By The Staff

    Brooks Run is described by the Kentucky Division of Water as a stream with impaired uses due to low water quality.  Each of the five (5) northern Bullitt County Phase II cities is located at least partially within the Brooks Run Watershed.      The main channel passes through Fox Chase and Pioneer Village and primary tributaries flow from or through Hillview, Hunters Hollow and Hebron Estates.

    In an effort to involve and educate the general public to be aware of and help improve water quality, the cities conduct an annual stream walk.

    A stream walk involves organizing small groups of concerned citizens with a group leader to walk a designated section of stream to pick up any litter and return the collected litter to a collection point for proper disposal.  Again this year the event will be include stream water quality sampling.  The sampling will include basic chemical and biological testing to quantitatively evaluate and categorize the water quality in Brooks Run and Tanyard Branch.

    The project area has two active Boy Scout Troops (20 and 687) that participate in a leadership role in the planning and execution of the Brooks Run Stream Walk.  These groups share a desire to serve their communities.     

    The good news is that the event is open to ALL.  Participants should arrive on time and dress in jeans and boots.  The details are listed below.  Come help make Bullitt County a better place to live and work.

    Gather at 8 a.m. at new Hillview City Government Center (former St. Mary Catholic Church). It should be done by 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided for the participants.