Save the Date! Wild & Scenic Film Festival 
August 17, 2017 at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington

Join us for an evening of nearly a dozen short adventure films for one low price, plus giveaways and silent auction!  Hiking, Climbing, Whitewater Adventure and more!

For more information about the film festival and reserving seats, click here.

Thanks to our major event sponsors:

Canoe Kentucky, FrankfortJ & H Outdoors, LexingtonWild Birds Unlimited, LexingtonWest Sixth Brewing, Lexington and Good Foods Co-Op, Lexington

And thanks to our in-kind and silent auction sponsors: Cumberland Chapter Sierra ClubBuffalo Trace Distillery, FrankfortWeisenberger Mills, Midway, Ale-8-One Winchester, Michler’s Florist & Greenhouse.

Kentucky’s Pollinator Protection Plan

According to information from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce. KCC has been a part of the review of this Kentucky plan to provide additional protection for Kentucky’s pollinators. For a link to the new plan, click here!

Legislative Session Reviews from 2017- 2015


The Kentucky Conservation Committee has been a trusted voice of the public in Kentucky’s capital for over forty years, effectively advocating for the protection, restoration and sustainable use of Kentucky’s natural resources.

KCC monitors the Kentucky’s  legislature year-round as a responsible steward of the Commonwealth’s land, air, water, and biota. We work to help Kentuckians understand that the health of their families, communities and economy depends on the conservation of these resources.

KCC members in good standing receive a printed copy of this report annually after each session. If you are not yet a member of KCC, you may join here! You are also welcome to donate to support our work here!

Municipal Energy Choices Webinar

Thanks to all who were able to join us for last month’s webinar series on Municipal Energy Choices. We have posted the video on our Sustainable Energy Issues page along with reports on how Frankfort is looking at its municipal energy options.

Whitepaper Explores Potential Rate Impacts

“The Potential Rate Impacts of Net Metering for KU/LG&E” Analysis of KU/LG&E Data Shows Net Metering Has Negligible Impact on Electric Rates By Andy McDonald, Director of Sustainable Systems Programs, Earth Tools, Inc., February, 2017. Download HERE or visit our Sustainable Energy and Efficiency information page.


Check out the latest action alerts and bill analysis on our blog

2017 Legislative Session

Need to know the members of the 2017 Assembly? Click here for a list of legislators,
including freshmen. More information on the legislative session,
including committee information  HERE.

2017 Bill Information:

Link to House bills and KCC positions HERE
Link to Senate bills and KCC positions HERE

Legislative Updates

Please contact your legislator or legislative committees regarding bills at
1-800-372-7181 (OR you can also Email your legislator via the Legislative Research Commission website at

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Energy and Efficiency Opportunities in Frankfort

Frankfort's-Energy-Future--Report-FINAL--8-8-16-1A report released by EnvisionFranklinCounty explores the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy to the Frankfort Plant Board (FPB), their customers, and the local community. These benefits include protecting customers from rising electricity rates and helping them to reduce their bills; reducing the risks from being heavily dependent on coal power; lowering the FPB’s demand charges and extending the life of utility infrastructure; and generating local investment and economic development.

The Kentucky Conservation Foundation  helped Envision members to fund a follow-up study by Synapse Energy Economics to learn more about the impacts of current decisions for power purchasing. You may find the details of that NEW research on the Foundation’s website HERE.