You can help protect Bernheim
Join the 2,650 people who have signed the petition
The proposed Interstate 65-71 Regional Connector bypassing Louisville is considering several routes that would cut directly across Bernheim. These routes may affect Highway 245 in Clermont or connect at the new interchange on I-65 and cross the Cedar Grove Wildlife Corridor. These tracts are subject to conservation easements and deed restrictions prohibiting destruction of natural features and granting of easements for non-conservation purposes such as highways. The Interstate 65-71 Regional Connector is a project that would begin in Bullitt County and cut across significant forests, streams, farmlands, and communities throughout the Salt River watershed. Alternative solutions and routes are possible which utilize existing roadways. These alternate routes provide less disturbance to natural lands, carry more traffic, cost half as much, and have the greatest safety impact based on the results of the highway study that is currently underway.
My family and I have many memories with Bernheim Forest that I cherish. I want to continue building memories at Bernheim with my son.
It's not fair to take away homes for wildlife and take away more of Forest!
I stand with Bernheim to protect the environment, provide homes for wildlife, trails for families, and so much more!
This forest is where I caught my first fish in 1999 at 4. It’s where my parents got married in 1988. These two spots were less than 200 yards apart, and this due to chance. My family spent every summer fishing, hiking, or showing off this amazing conservation of Kentucky wildlife that is so rarely protected to our out of state relatives. It helped me understand the value of protecting nature, and how important it is to see nature as part of our heritage as kentuckians. Please do not break up this central Kentucky treasure. It’ll show a great deal of compassion on your part to help preserve our growth as a community in the right direction. The best part is, there are alternative plans that can preserve your needs for meeting growing demand.
Lg&e has other options there’s no need to destroy our forest