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New Wetlands Project Dedicated At McConnell Springs

By Alan Lytle

Lexington, KY – A half million dollar environmental initiative highlighted during Earth Week captures dirty stormwater from surrounding industrial sites, then filters it naturally, so it
flows cleanly downstream. McConnell Springs Naturalist Laurie
Thomas says she hopes the wetlands project becomes a good environmental teaching tool for visitors. McConnell Springs, once an industrial waste site, is thought to be the birthplace of Lexington.