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The Salt River Basin Team, a group consisting of Div. of Forestry and Div. of Water officials along with a pack of tree huggers, are coming to Nelson County June 4 at 9 a.m. at the old courthouse to school local officials on the state of streams in Nelson County. The group will also address any forestry concerns. Since Ag is big here, there are stream concerns relating to fecal coliform and nutrients from fertilizers and plant stuff getting into the water and polluting it.

The Salt River Basin Team has been working to inform local officials about the state of their rivers and creeks since 2005 when their first meeting took place in Bullitt County. Since they’ve been making their way around the 10-county Salt River Watershed (which Beech Fork is part of) and checking the quality of streams etc.

Additional upcoming meetings include one in Meade Co. June 21 at 9:30 at the courthouse and one in Henry Co May 22nd at 1 p.m. at the courthouse.