Girl Scout Reforestation Day!

Reports show that approximately 2 million of Kentucky’s 25 million total acres of land has the potential to be reforested. To that end, Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len 

Peters recently proposed a long-term reforestation project on both public and private lands throughout the Commonwealth that are deemed suitable and available. The project initially utilizes Kentucky’s Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to assist with the planting of bare root tree seedlings produced by the Kentucky Division of Forestry. The goal for this project is to plant 1 million seedlings per year for twenty years, making it currently the most ambitious tree planting project of its kind in the nation. The project has been branded “Kentucky’s 20/20 Vision for Reforestation...20 Million Seedlings In 20 Years”. 

To participate, view the site list below. Contact/Registration information is listed for each site.

Licking Valley – Sites:

Bluegrass / Mountain Laurel / Jenny Wiley West – Sites:

  • Reforest Frankfort, April 5th, Franklin County – Jody Thompson (502) 564-4496, Ext: 121
  • Kentucky Ridge SF-Bell County - Eric Gracey (502) 564-4496, Ext: 118
  • KY Tree City Events:
  • London-Laurel County - Karen Wyan (606) 330-0470 (Karen.wyan6@yahoo.com)
  • Midway-Woodford County - Phyllis Hudson (859) 846-4413 (phyllis1@mikrotec.com)

Ken-O-Valley / Jenny Wiley East – Sites:

  • KDFWR WMA’s:
  • Grayson Lake - Chris Garland (502) 564-7109, Ext: 4530
  • Paintsville Lake - Chris Garland (502) 564-7109, Ext: 4530
  • Yatesville Lake - Chris Garland (502) 564-7109, Ext: 4530
  • Tygarts SF - Eric Gracey  (502) 564-4496, Ext: 118 
  • KY State Parks
  • Jenny Wiley State Resort Park - Ron Vanover (502) 564-8110, Ext: 238
  • Greenbo Lake State Resort Park - Ron Vanover (502) 564-8110, Ext: 238
  • Municipal Parks
  • Archer Park (Prestonsburg, KY)