Central Kentucky Watershed Academy:
May 12 - 14, 2015

Copperhead Environmental Consulting Offices

11641 Richmond Road
Paint Lick, Kentucky 40461


Please join us for the Kentucky Watershed Academy. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.


Workshop Description

This workshop will cover the physical and ecological components of watersheds and watershed management and restoration strategies. Participants will learn how to apply water quality and watershed management principles to understand and solve complex water resource problems. Skills gained at this workshop will improve participants’ ability to identify problems and solutions for their local watersheds.

Instruction will be provided by watershed professionals with decades of field experience throughout the southeastern US. Instructors use case studies, field trips, and group assignments to teach about water quality assessment and watershed management approaches, including conservation, protection, and restoration.

The workshop includes both classroom instruction and field-based investigations. Please dress for field work, regardless of weather conditions.

Who should attend?

The Watershed Academy is designed for Extension professionals, local government officials, local watershed coordinators, project managers, research professionals, consultants, and agency representatives who can benefit from a thorough scientific understanding of watershed processes, assessment, and techniques for protecting and conserving natural resources.

For Questions Contact:

Amanda Abnee Gumbert, PhD
Extension Water Quality Liaison
UK Cooperative Extension Service-KY Division of Conservation
(859) 257-6094



Click here to register:  (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)

$200 General Registration
$125 Government / Nonprofit

Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

8:00 – 8:30 am Registration

Welcome & Introductions

Watershed Hydrology

Watershed Ecology   

Watershed Assessment


Field Data Collection

Stream Morphology

Stream Ecology

Riparian Vegetation

5:00 pm - Adjourn and Social

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

8:30 am Watershed Protection & Restoration:

Paint Lick Watershed Management Opportunities

Stream Restoration

Floodplains & Wetland Restoration

Stormwater Management


Field Tour of Local Restoration Opportunities

Planning for Protection & Restoration in Paint Lick Watershed, Groups

5:00pm - Adjourn

Thursday, May 14, 2015

8:00am -    Stakeholder Groups & Funding

Planning for Protection & Restoration in Paint Lick Creek Watershed, Groups

Group Presentations

Lunch & discussion

2:00pm - Adjourn

Workshop Instructors

Amanda Gumbert, PhD - University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Eve Brantley, PhD - Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Greg Jennings, PhD, PE - Principal Engineer, Jennings Environmental LLC

Mark Gumbert - Principal Biologist/CEO, Copperhead Environmental Consulting

Carmen Agouridis, PhD, PE - University of Kentucky Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering

Lodging Recommendations

Hampton Inn Richmond
1099 Barnes Mill Rd.
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 626-1002
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Richmond
1990 Colby Taylor Dr.
Richmond, KY 40475
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Comfort Suites
2007 Colby Taylor Dr.
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 624-0770
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Class Training Documents   

AEN 106 Reducing Stormwater Pollution
AEN108 Permeable Pavement for Stormwater Management
AEN 114 Using Weep Berms to Improve Water Quality
AEN118 Managing Stormwater Using Low Impact Development (LID) Techniques
AEN 119 Keeping Trash Out of Streams
AEN 120 Groundwater Quality
AEN 122 Restoring Streams
HENV 201 Building A Rain Barrel
ID 185 Planting a Riparian Buffer
ID 228 Aquatic Macroinvertebrates: Biological Indicators of Stream Health
ID 215 Stormwater Wetlands
LFUCG Rain Garden Manual
HANDOUT: Stream Assessment for Potential Restoration
HANDOUT: Survey Data Sheets
HANDOUT: Data Stream Survey

**** All Powerpoints have been converted to PDF's for faster uploads.

POWERPOINT: Agouridis Stormwater Management / Full Page / 3 slides per page
POWERPOINT:Brantley_Stream Floodplain Vegetation / Full Page / 3 slides per page
POWERPOINT:Brantley_Ovierview Watershed Ecology / Full Page / 3 slides per page
POWERPOINT:Brantley_Building Engaging Stakeholder / Full Page / 3 slides per page
POWERPOINT:Jennings_Stream Restoration / Full Page / 3 slides per page
POWERPOINT:Jennings_ Watershed Hydrology / Full Page / 3 slides per page