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  • Several dozen veterans stand in front of the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery visitors center holding their catch.
    Information icon Veterans show off their catches. Photo by Ashley Buffington, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek honors wounded warriors

    September 26, 2017 | 1 minute read

    On September 11, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Kentucky hosted its sixth annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event for veterans who sustained injuries during their service. Twenty veterans participated in a guided striped bass trip on Lake Cumberland just after sunrise. the Russell County Honor Guard conducted a special ceremony to honor and remember our service personnel for their sacrifice. Participants were then treated to a catered barbecue lunch. Many participants tried their hands at fly fishing at Hatchery Creek after their meals.  Learn more...

  • Purple/grey and bright orange flowers bloom in a grassy field.
    Information icon Two species of milkweed, common and butterfly, grow wild in the barrens. Milkweed is a favorite plant of monarch butterflies. Photo by J. Brent Harrel, USFWS.

    Partners join to conserve rare prairie barrens in Kentucky

    August 31, 2017 | 3 minute read

    Monarch butterflies descend on the fields in droves, drawn by the abundance of milkweed, their favorite pollinator plant. Endangered northern long-eared and Indiana bats swoop through the sky. On the ground, biodiversity abounds, with rare plants like scurf pea and false gromwell. This little Eden - 160 acres now owned by the non-profit Southern Conservation Corps (SCC) – is a combination of forest and extremely rare prairie barrens habitat in Garrard County, a mostly rural county in central Kentucky.  Learn more...

  • The sun begins to emerge from behind the moon during a solar eclipse.
    Information icon The eclipse just as totality is ending and the "diamond ring" is beginning to appear again. Photo by Bob Herndon, USFWS.

    Stellar eclipse at Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

    August 24, 2017 | 2 minute read

    Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge in Benton, Kentucky, hosted a Great American Solar Eclipse event for visitors from a dozen different states and five different countries on August 21. Visitors enjoyed one minute and 57 seconds in the shadow of the moon. While waiting for the total solar eclipse, visitors participated in activities including fishing, and learning about wildlife, fisheries, and illegal wildlife trade. The younger visitors were treated to a story time and a Kid Zone with a bouncy castle that allowed children to jump like a frog.  Learn more...

  • Small plants growing out of a low depression next to the parking lot.
    Information icon The completed rain garden basin. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    New rain garden and outdoor classroom at Wolf Creek

    August 1, 2017 | 3 minute read

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery has completed its new onsite rain garden and outdoor classroom, a project that began in late March. This project was no easy feat, requiring substantial assistance from partnerships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wolf Creek Dam and Powerhouse, and the University of Kentucky Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. A rain garden is a shallow depression, planted with native plants and grasses, which is designed to capture runoff from nearby impervious surfaces.  Learn more...

  • Wolf Creek’s Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby

    July 24, 2017 | 2 minute read

    On June 3, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery held the 31st annual Catch a Rainbow Kids’ Fishing Derby, a free fishing weekend.  Learn more...

  • A family looks at a diarama with USFWS staff.
    Information icon Exploring wetland science. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek celebrates Earth Day all weekend

    July 20, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Kentucky celebrated Earth Day in a big way this year, with not one but two events. This spring, Wolf Creek hosted an Earth Day event by partnering with many state and local agencies including The Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Lindsey Wilson College, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky Division of Water, and the Russell County Library. About 300 visitors participated in the event.  Learn more...

  • A young boy jumping across a grassy field like a frog.
    Information icon Leaping like a frog. Photo Moria Painter, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek celebrates Longest Day of Play

    July 20, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Kentucky’s Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is proud of its long-standing tradition of collaborating with the local Russell County Health Coalition to promote healthy lifestyles in the community. Each June, we join our partners in celebrating the Longest Day of Play, a day set aside to celebrate the longest day of the year. The goal is to encourage physical, outdoor activity among children and families in the community. The event provides a great opportunity for community members to volunteer, play, and learn.  Learn more...

  • Jundges pose for a photo with the winning art.
    Information icon Judges panel shows off the Best of Show from the competition. L to R: Sue Brunderman, Martina Hines, John Brunjes, Michael Pendley, and Nate Beckman. Photo by Bob Herndon, USFWS.

    Wolf Creek staff assist with Junior Duck Stamp Art contest judging in Kentucky

    July 20, 2017 | 2 minute read

    After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat through this educational program, students may express their knowledge by drawing, painting or sketching an eligible North American waterfowl species and submitting it to the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest for a chance to be selected as the next Junior Duck Stamp.  Learn more...

  • Wolf Creek continues mussel culture

    July 19, 2017 | 1 minute read

    Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery staff decided to expand this year when it came to culturing freshwater mussels in suspended cages in Lake Cumberland in Russell County, Kentucky.  Learn more...


  • A massive spinning cloud mass between Cuba and the Bahamas.
    Information icon Hurricane Irma image from space. NOAA/NASA.

    Irma aims at Keys, Georgia, Alabama

    September 9, 2017 | 2 minute read

    Hurricane Irma is headed toward the Florida Keys and the south-central part of the state. Its winds are at 130 mph, but it’s expected to gain strength over the water. Irma should be a category 4 tempest, with winds at 150 mph, when it makes landfall around 8 a.m. Sunday. Hurricane Irma forecasted path. Map by Roy Hewitt, USFWS. Already, say meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center, south Florida is experiencing 30 mph wind gusts.  Read the full story...

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