Lilley Cornett Woods
The surrounding hillsides ablaze with autumn colors, dreary skies and a chilling breeze beckoned late afternoon rain showers.
The Division of Natural Areas at Eastern Kentucky University has learned that it will receive the 2014 Outstanding Organization Award presented by the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education.
Representatives of the Division will be on hand to receive the honor at the Association’s fall conference on Sept. 13 in Lexington.
It will soon be easier to conduct sustained, high-level research at Eastern Kentucky University’s Lilley Cornett Woods.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded EKU a $300,000 grant for construction of a research center on the site of the 554-acre old-growth forest in Letcher County near the Kentucky-Virginia border.
America’s dedicated postal carriers have nothing on Robert Watts.
Imagine waking before sunrise day after day and trudging through all kinds of adverse conditions to record temperature and precipitation at a nearby weather station.
Now imagine doing that every day of the week for 38 consecutive years … as an unpaid volunteer.