Green River http://wkyufm.org en Federal Study Recommends Green River Dam Removal http://wkyufm.org/post/federal-study-recommends-green-river-dam-removal <p></p><p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed removing a dam on the Green River near Mammoth Cave National Park.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/1hJxATv" target="_blank">The Daily News reports</a> a study includes the recommendation, saying the action would improve aquatic life and recreational activities. Alternative actions include modifying the lock and not disturbing the dam, installing a barricade and disposing of the property or doing nothing.</p><p>The river has been closed to navigational traffic for decades and the study says the dams on the river have continued to deteriorate. In addition to removing Green River Dam No. 6 near Mammoth Cave, the study recommends disposing of three other dams along the river as well as Barren River Lock and Dam No. 1.</p><p>The federal agency is accepting comments on the proposal through March 17. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:11:38 +0000 Associated Press 44820 at http://wkyufm.org Federal Study Recommends Green River Dam Removal Habitat of Endangered Fish Protected in Kentucky http://wkyufm.org/post/habitat-endangered-fish-protected-kentucky <p>More than 120 miles of river habitat for an endangered fish are now under federal protection in Kentucky and West Virginia.</p><p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the protection of the diamond darter's habitat. The "critical habitat" designation includes 95 miles of the Green River in Edmonson, Green and Hart counties in Kentucky. It requires federal agencies to ensure that federally funded or permitted activities will not harm the darter or their habitat.</p><p>The diamond darter was protected under the Endangered Species Act last month. The tiny fish was considered extinct until scientists rediscovered it in West Virginia in 1980. Fewer than 125 of them have been seen over the past 30 years. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:30:50 +0000 Joe Corcoran 35895 at http://wkyufm.org Three WKU Profs Honored for Nature Work http://wkyufm.org/post/three-wku-profs-honored-nature-work <p></p><p>The state Nature Preserves Commission has given three WKU professors its annual award for work that protects biological diversity.</p><p>Alfred Meier, Ouida Meier and Scott Grubbs were given this year's Biological Diversity Protection Award for their work creating the Upper Green River Biological Preserve. The preserve is on the banks of the Green River in Hart County.</p><p>The Green River is the most important river in Kentucky for the conservation of rare native mussels and fish. It hosts 109 fish species and nearly 60 mussel species. The area is also important for an endangered bat species found on the preserve and as a breeding and migratory habitat for songbirds. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:43:17 +0000 Joe Corcoran 24836 at http://wkyufm.org Three WKU Profs Honored for Nature Work "Clean the Green" Set for Saturday August 4th http://wkyufm.org/post/clean-green-set-saturday-august-4th <p>Volunteers from across the Commonwealth will gather in Greensburg Saturday to help with the annual &quot;Clean the Green&quot; project.&nbsp; They&#39;ll be picking up trash that has accumulated along a twenty mile stretch of the river. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:08:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 16380 at http://wkyufm.org "Clean the Green" Set for Saturday August 4th