After more than a year of planning, the WKU-Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Durbin Project broke ground on Friday, Aug. 3rd with the installation of a vernal pond. Most of the work was completed as planned, with wetland plantings to be done later this fall.
For the past 35 summers, Dr. Terry Wilson, Director of WKU's CEES, has conducted a summer institute in environmental education at Land Between the Lakes (LBL).
The Hoffman Environmental Research Institute is the newest partner to join the WKU-Habitat for Humanity Durbin Project.
Student uses ENVE 585: Independent Study Project to help keep ducks safe when nesting for population growth.
The Center facilitates a rain barrel workshop at old LC Curry Elementary School.
On Saturday, March 24, members and friends of the WKU-Habitat for Humanity Durbin Estate Project participated in a site cleanup, hosted as part of Commonwealth Cleanup Week.
Agriculture classes at N. Muhlenberg High School recently finished 200 wood duck nesting boxes and mounted them along the banks of waterways in their county.
*Sustainability Education Summit Report Released, *Sustainability Education Resources, *Sustainability Food Systems Education Guide,
Dr. Terry Wilson receives the Chevrolet Green Educator Award. Presented by Earth Force and the General Motors Foundation
The season of Fall welcomes Potter-Gray Elementary School to Trammel Creek in Alvaton, KY to learn about water quality testing.
An award of $4000 from the General Motors Foundation in the summer of 2013 will support the Center to work with the local schools in facilitating water quality testing at Trammel Creek.
On June 20, 2013, Roundstone Native Seed, LLC from Upton, KY, sent two employees to Durbin Estate to spread mixtures of grass seed around the upland waterway and the bottomland. Click title for more information.
On June 20, 2013, GWC Enterprise starts installing the underground utilities at the Durbin Estate Project for the water, sewer and electric lines. For more information, click the title.
The Center's Office Associate, Trish Sowell worked with CCC teacher, Christy Rogers and her students, through hands-on engagement developing a garden. Click the title for more information and access to a presentation.
On Monday, June 3 the Durbin site team was finally able to hold Plugs Planting Day. Plugs are small settings of sedges and rushes that were planted along the major Durbin site drainage channel to stabilize the banks and slow flow in rain events.
The CEES has been awarded a 3-year $655,000 grant 319(h) nonpoint source (NPS) pollution grant from the Kentucky Division of Water. This is a partnership project between WKU, Habitat for Humanity and other regional partners.