The Nature Conservancy
Green River, Kentucky
The Central Appalachian Mountains provide globally significant landscapes that are home to more than 200 rare plants and animals, ample recreation opportunities, safe drinking water for 22 million people, and clean air for millions more.
The Green River is the crown jewel of Kentucky’s river system. A globally significant watershed for biodiversity, it supports more than 70 species of freshwater mussels and 150+ species of fish - including 43 species found nowhere else in the world.
With more coral and reef fish species than anywhere else on Earth, the six island nations of the Coral Triangle form the world’s epicenter of marine diversity. The Coral Triangle provides key migration routes for whales and dolphins and nesting beaches for six of the world’s seven sea turtle species.
The Forecastle Foundation contributions have helped TNC:
•Protect 3+ miles of river frontage along the Green River in Kentucky
•Plans to Restore Nearly 200 Miles of the Green River to its natural state by eliminating locks and dams