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Beyond the Music: Forecastle Foundation Raises Awareness of Pine Mountain


Forecastle Festival organizers expect roughly 75,000 patrons next month for a weekend of music, art and activism at Waterfront Park. This year the festival will take place on July 12-14 and feature acts such as The Black Keys and The Flaming Lips.But Forecastle extends beyond the festival experience with the creation of the Forecastle Foundation, which is designed to help preserve the world’s most diverse natural places. These preservation efforts take place both internationally and locally. This year, the foundation will join forces with the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust to help preserve Pine Mountain in Eastern Kentucky.To learn more, I spoke with Forecastle founder, J.K. McKnight, Greg Abernathy, assistant director the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, and Marc Evans, board member of Kentucky Natural Lands Trust.Listen below:

Jonathan Bastian is the midday host for WFPL News.