Archives for March 2017

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Eighth Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Get your tickets now!

Friends of the Kaw is hosting the eighth annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th. All proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of the Kaw and the Kansas Riverkeeper.

The event will feature lots of door prizes and a raffle for a stand-up paddle board!

Visit the Wild & Scenic event page to learn more about the films being shown, the raffle, how to get free tickets for students, and to purchase tickets.

See you there!


Kansas River Cleanup

Kansas River Cleanup in partnership with The Nature Conservancy!

Date:  Saturday, April 1, 2017

Meet:  8th Street Boat Ramp, Lawrence, KS

Time:  9:00 am to Noon

Come join Friends of the Kaw and The Nature Conservancy to do a litter pickup along the Kansas River in downtown Lawrence! We need to get the trash picked up before the spring rains come and float them down the river….so join us for a day to clean up the community. Meet at the 8th Street Boat Ramp and we will divide into two groups to conquer each side of the river – north levee at Bowersock and the south bank below Springhill Suites.

Wear old clothes, sturdy shoes for walking on rocks and weather appropriate gear. Bring a water bottle….we will have a refillable water jug as well as snacks! Children are welcome with an adult.

Contact Dawn Buehler at or call 785.312.7200 for more information!

Thank you!


Thank you to everyone that came out to our 2nd Annual Paddle Assistant Workshop!  We learned a lot and made some new friends !  Be sure to email the Riverkeeper at if you want to be a Paddle Assistant this season on the river!

Paddle Workshop