Are you a young person (under 30) interested in building a diverse, powerful, youth-led environmental movement in Kentucky? Or do you know folks who fit that description? If so, check out this awesome opportunity to attend an 7-day intensive leadership development camp hosted by the Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition.
The training program, called Catalyst, will take place July 26-August 2 at the Life Adventure Center in Versailles, Kentucky. Participants will learn skills to launch and sustain effective campaigns for change on their campuses and in their communities. The program will maintain an emphasis on anti-oppression, inclusion, and relationship-building for the long-haul.
KFTC Land Reform Committee meeting are help ever other month and are a time for Land Reform Committee members to come together to review, evaluate and develop strategies to achieve the specific goals the committee has established.
The meeting are open to all KFTC members.
At 7:00 pm we'll hear from Eric Dixon and Kendall Bilbrey, two Appalachian Transition Fellows researching ways Abandoned Mine Lands funds could be used to help economic development in mine-affected regions, including how these plans are part of the White House's POWER+ plan and could be used within Kentucky's SOAR initiative.
KFTC has asked the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for a series of public hearings in eastern Kentucky concerning that agency’s plans to propose a new Stream Protection Rule.
The letter, sent to Robert Evans, director of OSM’s Lexington office, asks for a “formal public hearing and public education event as part of the rule outreach strategy.
“In order to assure the best participation by impacted citizens, we request that the hearing be held in the evening if possible. We also suggest that the public education outreach occur before the actual hearing so that citizens will be better informed as to the actual contents of the proposed rule,” stated the letter from Joanne Golden Hill and Mary Love, co-chairs of KFTC’s Land Reform Committee.