Floyds Fork isn't just "moving water,” it’s teeming with LIFE. It is home to over 40 species of fish, 100s of species of birds, and an astounding number of amphibians, mollusks, and mammals. Trees currently fill 53% of the South Floyds Fork watershed. Metro Louisville has declared, “Floyds Fork watershed is a natural treasure.” And YET…

Due to irresponsible developments, this natural living resource is experiencing rapid erosion, exorbitant levels of chemicals, wildlife-killing runoff, and at times unswimmable and unlivable muddied waters. Floyds Fork receives over FOUR BILLION GALLONS of municipal wastewater annually and is on track to increase 250% by 2040 if current development patterns continue. Already, over half of the Fork’s mussel species are gone. They are a natural water-filtration system, serving as indicators of aquatic health, and they are being overwhelmed by pollutants. 

The Water Committee of the Kentucky Chapter is working diligently to preserve and protect this natural treasure. 


KY Sierra Comments Cedar Creek - 3/20/2021

Kentucky Waterways Alliance & Sierra Club Mississippi River Issue Team Comment - 5/7/2021

W.H. Graddy Comments Public Hearing on Cedar Creek - 6/30/2021

Comments by JoAnn Burkholder, Ph.D.