The Kentucky Horse Park has a new green project (literally and figuratively green).
In partnership with the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture's Cane Run Watershed Project, M2D Designers and the Bluegrass Partnership for a Green Community, the park has planted part of the Cane Run Creek that runs through the park with native flowers, trees and shrubs.
It’s part of a water quality improvement project for the Cane Run watershed.
The goal of the project is also to encourage land owners to do the same thing on their property. It’s a practical, sustainable and ecologically sound solution that provides beauty, good habitat for wildlife, erosion prevention, storm water retention and natural pollution filters.
Right now the wild bergamot, black-eyed susans and purple coneflowers are blooming, but there are also plenty of other perennials that will bloom throughout the rest of the season, as well as trees such as sycamore, white swamp oak and bald cypress. This fall another section of the Cane Run Creek at the park will also be planted.
Watch a brief video.