Environmental programs and community partners

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

We have partnered with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for more than 20 years as part of our comprehensive Avian Protection Plan and efforts to promote native vegetation growth in Kentucky.

KDFWR named LG&E and KU its 2013 Cooperator of the Year for our ongoing joint support of peregrine falcons, and the successful launch of Kentucky’s first Peregrine falcon web camera installed within the nest box at our Mill Creek Generating Station.

Raptor Rehab

We're proud to support Louisville-based nonprofit Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc. that dedicates its services toward helping sick, injured and orphaned raptors. Learn more.

Removing debris from the Ohio River banks

The company has been a corporate sponsor of the Ohio River Sweep since 1995. Employee volunteers join thousands of people across a multi-state region each year to remove litter and debris from the banks of the Ohio River.

Right Tree, Right Place

Our Right Tree, Right Place program encourages residents to plant trees native to Kentucky that meet certain requirements to ensure the trees, at full growth, will not grow into overhead power lines.

Tree planting grants

We offer one-year grants, ranging from $500 to $5,000, for urban, suburban or rural projects in forests and parks, along parkways or roadways that meet program objectives. Applicants must demonstrate that mature trees resulting from their efforts will not interfere with utility lines.

Falcon chick at Mill Cree being banded by a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife employee

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources manages peregrine falcon nest boxes at our power plants and works with company employees on many other projects that support and protect Kentucky's wildlife and avian populations.

falcon on the gloved arm of a raptor rehab volunteer

A Raptor Rehab volunteer prepares to feed a resident raptor at its Louisville facility.