Energy and Environment Cabinet
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission to Meet
Frankfort, Ky. (Aug. 30, 2012) – The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission (KSNPC) will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, beginning at 1:30 p.m., EDT in the city council meeting room of City Hall, 634 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville. The agenda for the meeting includes a presentation by KSNPC ecologist Martina Hines on flatwoods.
Prior to the meeting, a field trip is being offered through the commission’s newest preserve, Apple Valley Glade State Nature Preserve in Bullitt County, beginning at 10 a.m. EDT and concluding around 12 p.m. Anyone wishing to join the field trip should meet by 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot at Love’s Travel Stop, on the east side of I-65 at Exit 116, KY 480. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the city council meeting room.
Apple Valley Glade State Nature Preserve is a unique limestone glade and woodland system with many rare plant species, especially for its size, which is only 37 acres. One of the rarest plants in Kentucky, the Kentucky gladecress, grows only in a small area along the Salt River and nowhere else in the world. The small rocky glade openings are scattered among the cedar and oak woodland and a small stream borders the site.
If you wish to participate in the hike, please register in advance by calling the KSNPC office. If you would like more information, please call 502-573-2886 or visit our website at http://naturepreserves.ky.gov.