Fall Floats and Catfish Fry

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August has been beautiful, bring on the September floats!!

The Friends of the Kaw Dad/Sons float trip on August 9th was enjoyed by all. As shown in the photo above, during the break from floating the boys enjoyed nice swim! Many fish and bald eagles were spotted on the trip and instead of hot dogs, the treat of choice for the August float was watermelon! The sand bar and nice cloudy day were enjoyed by everyone.

In September we have floats planned on Saturday 6, 13 and 20. Anyone with their own canoe or kayak are welcome to join any of our floats – just be sure to call and let us know you’re coming so if we have any last minute changes we can get in touch. Also, for any of our floats we rent out the available canoes or kayaks not used by the group. September is a beautiful month to be on the Kaw, so come join us!

Catfish Fry!

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Friends of the Kaw welcomes you to join us for one of our most popular events of the year – the Catfish Fry at Abe & Jake’s Landing in Lawrence, KS. Tickets may be purchased online for $10 in advance or for $12 at the door. Enjoy a catfish dinner, a live band, a great exhibit on the Kansas Riverkings, and lots of fun and conversation about the Kaw. You do not want to miss this event!

Rain Garden Maintenance and Cleanups

Friends of the Kaw will be maintaining the rain garden near the DeSoto ramp on September 6th before the float at 9am. There will be many more opportunities to volunteer with other Kansas River maintenance and river cleanups and we encourage you volunteer a few hours helping us take care of our amazing river, which is a National River Trail and a 172 mile Kansas gem of sandbars and wildlife. Thank you!

July Friends of the Kaw Float Trips

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Friends of the Kaw has hosted the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Church, a KU Architecture class, the Konza Rotary Club in Manhattan, Boy Scout Troop 323 and the Kansas Wesleyan University Girls Volleyball Team (pictured above) on group float trips this summer. Our float trips are lots of fun, good exercise, and educational. In addition, we host a hot dog and marshmallow roast over a drift wood fire on a sand bar. Kaw river sand bars are fun to explore, and hot dogs sure taste good when they are cooked over an open fire!

We would like to thank the participating groups and our float assistants for making these floats safe and fun!

KU Architecture Class

KU Architecture Class

 

Cooking Marshmallows

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In September we have floats planned for Saturday the 6th, 13th and 20th. Anyone with their own canoe or kayak is welcome to join any of our floats, just be sure to call and let us know you are coming so if we have any last minute changes we can get in touch. We also rent out the canoes or kayaks not used by the group.