Kentucky Water Awareness Month (KWAM) is an educational program of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, Environmental and Natural Resource Issues Task Force. The program promotes overall water awareness for the citizens of Kentucky. Program materials are developed each year for county Extension agents and other educators. Individual county staffs are encouraged to tailor the program to fit their county's needs, and use the materials to enhance their program efforts.
Please let us know how your community responded to KWAM.  We would like to share your story.

The materials below are in PDF format.


May is KY Water Awareness Month Exclusive

PDF icon2019 Social Media Handout - This handout provides social media posts that can be used throughout the month of May. Extension offices can use these posts as is or adapt them for your county.  Please contact Andrea Drayer ( for additional information or format.



PDF iconInformation Release: Article and Social Media Post - Stormwater: Where Does It Go?

Short Media Release

Stormwater Factsheet (HENV-203)

Reducing Stormwater Pollution Publication (AEN-106)



Information Release

Planting Along Your Stream, Pond, or Lake Factsheet (HENV-202)

Living Along a KY Stream Publication (IP-73)


Soil Testing

Fact Sheet: Taking a Soil Sample for Horticulture Crops

Soil Test Steps - web content


Youth Resources

Ollie the Otter

Ollie Otter is the Kentucky Water Watch Mascot. Ollie travels across the state reminding Kentuckians that "You otter care about water." Keep up with all Ollie's adventure on his Facebook page. (Photo courtesy of KY Division of Water.)

Ollie Otter Mascot  and other KDOW educational resources available for educational events.

Education and Outreach Materials Available Through KY Division of Water includes activities from coloring sheets to story boards

Youth Water Education Curriculum and Information (ENRI)