The Jeffers Bend Environmental Center and Botanical Gardens at the Hopkinsville Water Treatment Plant is continuing to grow as a regional facility in providing hands-on study and training experience for thousands of students, teachers, environmental agencies and organizations and the general public in Western Kentucky.
The Center consists of seven buildings, two concrete structures, and forty-one acres of woodland and property that is utilized by thousands of students, teachers and the public annually.
Jeffers Bend is enhancing the quality of life for Western Kentucky citizenry by offering information in the areas of water quality, soil science, soil conservation, how plants grow, agriculture, wildlife habitat, trees, birds, recycling, etc.
Jeffers Bend Highlights
Bird Observatory – Andrew Chiles
Woodland Amphitheater – Parker Bradley
Tree ID Project – Bowden
William Donald Walker Memorial Water Feature
As a former Jeffers Bend Steering Committee member, Mr. Walker left behind funds in his will for the construction of a water feature to be placed near the bird observatory. The water feature was dedicated to the memory of William Donald Walker and his family on October 29, 2016.
Patio and Amphitheater
Giving to Jeffers Bend has never been easier and now investors can see their giving realized in the construction of a new patio and amphitheater. Gift levels are $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000. As an investor in Jeffers Bend, a contribution can also be given in honor and/or in memory of a child, parent, grandparent, friend, associate, etc at the levels of giving identified above.