Water is an important resource—it connects us—from the oceans to the rivers to the faucets in our house. We all use water and contribute, at least in small ways, to water pollution, so we need to work together to protect our precious water resources. That’s the idea behind watershed planning—crossing boundaries and barriers to work together for a better place to live.
Why is the Kingston Lake watershed around Conway a target for watershed planning? People use the water—for fishing, boating, and even swimming. Critters use the water and surrounding swamps, and that attracts people who hunt, fish, and watch wildlife and nature. The City of Conway and private investors have poured millions of dollars into redeveloping the riverfront as a public amenity to revitalize the downtown. As a result, these features have attracted growth and development. In turn, pollution and flooding issues have surfaced. Sustaining quality of life in the face of these pressures and challenges demands wise planning and community support.
KLEAN is the Kingston Lake Environment Awareness Network. It is a community-based group designed to promote the importance of clean water to our quality of life. It is also designed to link goals to actions that help to ensure clean water. Check out our partners page, sign up for a monthly email (your address will remain confidential), or browse our other pages to learn more about how to keep our water KLEAN!