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Riparian (Streamside) Buffers

Riparian (Streamside) Buffers

July 1, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Russ Turpin, EcoGro

Episode 14: Riparian (Streamside) Buffers

In this episode, Amanda joins Russ Turpin from EcoGro at Clays Mill Elementary in Southland Park to learn about riparian or streamside buffers and their importance in protecting water quality.

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Exploring McConnell Springs

Exploring McConnell Springs

June 24, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Dr. Alan Fryar, Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky

Episode 13: Exploring McConnell Springs

In this episode, Carmen joins Dr. Alan Fryar at McConnell Springs Park in Lexington, Kentucky to discuss the unique geology and history of the springs. Learn about the importance of McConnell Springs to Lexington's history, the strong linkage between surface and ground waters in the park, and the  importance of doing our part to protect water resources.

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Geology and Bourbon

Geology and Bourbon

June 17, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Dr. Alan Fryar, Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky

Episode 12: Geology and Bourbon

In this episode, Carmen joins Dr. Alan Fryar at the Distillery District in Lexington, Kentucky to discuss geology and its importance to Kentucky's culture, particular bourbon. Learn how geology helped shape the Kentucky's bourbon industry.

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Irrigation Tips for Homeowners

Irrigation Tips for Homeowners

June 10, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Richard Warner, Ph.D., Emeritus Extension Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky

Episode 15: Irrigation Tips for Homeowners

In this episode, Carmen joins Dr. Richard Warner at his home to discuss home irrigation systems. Learn about different types of home irrigation systems and listen to tips for conserving water while irrigating.

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Restoring Streams

Restoring Streams

June 3, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Eric Dawalt, Engineer, Ridgewater/EcoGro Team

Episode 10: Restoring Streams

In this episode, Amanda joins Eric Dawalt of the Ridgewater/EcoGro team at Coldstream Park about stream restoration. Learn about some of the benefits of stream restoration.

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Coldstream Park Stream Restoration Project

Coldstream Park Stream Restoration Project

May 27, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Eric Dawalt, Engineer, Ridgewater/EcoGro Team

Episode 9: Coldstream Park Stream Restoration Project

In this episode, Amanda meets with Eric Dawalt of the Ridgewater/EcoGro team to discuss the Coldstream Park Stream Restoration project. Learn the history behind the project and gain an understanding of stream restoration.

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Photo by Russ Turpin, EcoGro

On Tap

On Tap

May 13, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Shane Tedder, Sustainability Coordinator, University of Kentucky

Episode 8: On Tap

In this episode, Carmen meets with Shane Tedder to discuss water bottles, their impacts on the environment, and what the University of Kentucky (UK) is doing to help curb their usage. Learn about the history of UK's water bottle filling station, UK's Student Sustainability Council, and creating environmentally sustainable habits.

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Cattle Production and Water Quality

Cattle Production and Water Quality

April 29, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Steve Higgins, Ph.D., Director of Environmental Compliance, Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of Kentucky

Episode 7: Cattle Production and Water Quality

In this episode, Amanda joins Dr. Steve Higgins at Eden Shale arm in Owenton, Kentucky to learn about methods for protecting water quality while raising beef cattle. Learn about the Kentucky Ag Water Quality Act, forage production, soil compaction, and best management practices such as cisterns and tire waterers.

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Snakes, Turtles, Frogs, Oh My!

Snakes, Turtles, Frogs, Oh My!

April 15, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Steve Price, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Forestry and Natural Resources Department, University of Kentucky

Episode 6: Snakes, Turtles, Frogs, Oh My!

In this episode, Carmen joins Dr. Steve Price at the Price Lab to learn about reptiles found in Kentucky. Learn about the Commonwealth's venomous and nonvenomous snakes, common misconceptions about reptiles, the ecosystem benefits they provide, and how we impact their habitats.

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Photo credit to Jake Hutton, Forestry and Natural Resources Department, University of Kentucky

Searching for Salamanders

Searching for Salamanders

April 1, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Michael Downs, Park Naturalist at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Episode 5: Searching for Salamanders

In this episode, Carmen joins Michael Downs at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary to learn about one of their most popular programs, Salamander Search.

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Exploring Raven Run

Exploring Raven Run

March 25, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Michael Downs, Park Naturalist at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Episode 4: Exploring Raven Run

In this episode, Carmen joins Michael Downs at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary to learn about the park and its visitor programming.

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Salamander Sleuths, Part 2

Salamander Sleuths, Part 2

March 4, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Steve Price, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Forestry and Natural Resources Department, University of Kentucky

Episode 2: Salamander Sleuths, Part 2

In this episode, Carmen joins Dr. Steve Price at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary to learn about salamanders found in Kentucky. Learn about the characteristics of some common Kentucky salamanders, incomplete metamorphosis, and the wide range of habitats in which these creatures are found.

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Salamander Sleuths, Part 1

Salamander Sleuths, Part 1

February 18, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guest: Steve Price, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Forestry and Natural Resources Department, University of Kentucky

Episode 2: Salamander Sleuths, Part 1

In this episode, Carmen joins Dr. Steve Price at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary to search for salamanders. Learn about salamanders, their habitats, and the importance of good water quality in protecting these creatures.

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The Stream Life

The Stream Life

January 30, 2019

Hosts: Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P., Extension Associate Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Kentucky and Amanda Gumbert, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Water Quality, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Guests: Blake Newton, 4-H/Youth Extension Specialist in Entomology, and Carol Spence, Agricultural Communications Specialist

Episode 1: The Stream Life

In this episode, Carol Spence joins Blake Newton at the Dix River in Garrard County, Kentucky to sample for benthic macroinvertebrates. Learn about some of the many species living in Kentucky's waters, why they are important, and what we can do to protect them.

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