UNION, KY (FOX19) - The heavily polluted Gunpowder Creek in Boone County is due for a restoration. Steps are now being taken by community members to get the creek cleaned up. According to the Boone County Conservation District, land that drains into Gunpowder Creek is home to approximately fifty percent of Boone County residents.
The Boone County Conservation District and the Gunpowder Creek Watershed Initiative Steering Committee are asking for the help of the community while developing a watershed based plan. The plan will help improve the water quality. Plans may take up to four years to develop.
On Thursday, January 13, the BCCD will host the Gunpowder Creek open house and presentation at the Randall K. Cooper High School in Union. The open house is from 6pm-8pm with a presentation from 7pm-7:30pm.