Lynch's Pond

click links at top of page for photos of before and after cleanup


In October 2009, Dale Lynch, who is a wildlife biologist for the Kentucky Division of Fish and Wildlife Resources, took folks from Eastern Kentucky University to visit a polluted but otherwise high quality wetland located on US Forest Service property just north of McKee, KY. Plans were made to return to the wetland to remove the garbage. Kentucky has lost > 80% of its natural wetlands, and wetlands of the type of Lynch's Pond are especially rare. This wetland type fills with water from winter rains and dries in the summer. Wetlands provide important habitat for wildlife and plants and provide services to humans that benefit our health and well-being.