Taking out the trash: Group cleans up Red River

The Red River

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (Kentucky Nature Preserves) – The Kentucky Nature Preserves had its hands full recently – literally.

But their work will make things better for others.

The KNP staff cleaned up the Red River Wild River site in Wolfe County, just outside the Red River Gorge, according to the group’s Facebook page.

The group hauled out years of trash and tires accumulated from being dumped near a small tributary to the river, according to the post.

The property was purchased by the KNP Wild Rivers program and protects 300 acres and nearly two miles of the Red River, the KNP said.

Ongoing projects on this site include: improving mid-story tree species composition, restoring fire adapted species to the forest understory, and controlling invasive species, according to the Facebook post.

The Division of Waste Management helped properly dispose of the tires, the group said in its post.

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