Park rangers from the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will read children’s books about protecting our area’s streams and rivers on Saturday, August 27, at the McCreary County Public Library. Story time will begin at 10:30 a.m. followed by an arts and crafts project. Humans are not the only ones to rely on the Big South Fork watershed, so do wildlife and plants. A healthy watershed for a toad or a mussel means a healthy watershed for us. Come hear how amphibians, native grasses, and reptiles are signs of a healthy water environment.
The Big South Fork watershed covers approximately 1,123 square miles primarily in Fentress, Scott and McCreary Counties with smaller areas of Anderson, Campbell, Morgan and Pickett Counties. For more information about our watershed, go to https://www.nps.gov/biso/learn/nature/rivers.htm.