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.
Would you like to share how you used the water awareness month resources in your county programming? If so, contact Ashley Osborne. We would love to feature your story in the ENRI Quarterly Newsletter or post your story and/or photos on the ENRI website.

The materials below are in PDF format. If you need materials in another format contact Ashley Osborne.


May is KY Water Awareness Month Exclusive

Social Media Handout - This handout provides a Facebook post for each day of the month of May. Extension offices can use these posts as is or adapt them for your county.



Information Release

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



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 Suite available for educational events.

Ollie Otter Coloring Sheet

Design Your Own Rain Barrel Coloring Sheet

Education and Outreach Materials Available Through KY Division of Water

Youth Water Education Curriculum and Information (ENRI)