A vital part of the development of the WHWMP was the involvement of the partners and stakeholders in the project area. The West Hickman Watershed Council was formed with the assistance of LFUCG DES in 2017. In November 2017, the West Hickman Watershed Council established its main goal as to gather local residents and businesses together to learn about and improve the West Hickman Creek Watershed.
Through meetings held by the West Hickman Watershed Council, enough interest and leadership emerged to incorporate a non-profit focused on the West Hickman Watershed called the Hickman Creek Conservancy. The Hickman Creek Conservancy was incorporated on January 1, 2019, and the 501c3 was filed on February 14, 2019. The Hickman Creek Conservancy is currently focusing most of its efforts on the West Hickman Watershed and has been a vibrant part of the development of the WHWMP. Read chapter 2 of the full watershed management plan for more information on this topic.
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The West Hickman Watershed Management Plan was approved by the EPA on June 15th, 2023. The full text of the plan and appendices are located at the LFUCG website here:
- West Hickman Watershed Management Plan | City of Lexington (lexingtonky.gov)