Please DONATE Today!

Please DONATE Today!

We’ve got plans for 2019 and we need your help!

Please consider donating to our program for the river….cleanups, enforcing the Clean Water Act, educating about the impacts of stormwater and representing the river in community discussions, to name a few. It’s not too late to get a tax deduction for 2018 by doing something good for the Kansas River. Donate online today, all donations go to our work for the river!  Thank you for your support!

Consider becoming a Sustaining Member. Over 800,000 Kansans depend on the Kaw for drinking water, and the river is home to many native plants and animals. The river has been designated a National Water Trail and is arguably the superior outdoor experience for the region.  We are funded entirely from memberships, donations and grants, so please donate today!

Thank you for your continued support of Friends of the Kaw and the Kansas Riverkeeper. Together we are protecting our river for present and future generations.

Sunrise Kansas River

10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL 2019
10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Save the Dates! We are celebrating our 10th Year of bringing the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Kansas!  Lock in these dates….tickets will go on sale soon!
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
K-State Union (Forum Hall)
Manhattan, KS
Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Cinetopia
Overland Park, KS

Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Liberty Hall
Lawrence, KS

Learn more about the Wild & Scenic Film Festival here.

Kaw Valley Eagles Day 2019

KAW VALLEY EAGLES DAY
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Billy Mills Middle School
Lawrence, KS

The 23rd Annual Kaw Valley Eagles Day is a free event for the whole family! There will be arts and crafts, informational booths, presentations, live critters on display, owl pellet dissection, a hike through the wetlands, and eagle-viewing field trips. Come for an hour or the whole day: you won’t be disappointed!

IMPORTANT: The location has changed. Due to construction at the former location, this year’s event will take place at Billy Mills Middle School at 2734 Louisiana Street in Lawrence.  Learn more here.

Friends of the Kaw will be there…hope to see you!

Lawrence Business Magazine

THANK YOU, LAWRENCE BUSINESS MAGAZINE!

 

Thank you to Lawrence Business Magazine for this great article about North Lawrence and Friends of the Kaw’s early days and connection to this special place!

LBM

Riverbank Project Update

KANSAS RIVERBANK RESTORATION PROJECT

Did you catch our latest article in the Lawrence Journal World?  Find it here for an update on our Riverbank Project!

Help us restore the forest that protects our river! Join us in removing invasive plants as we prepare the site for a native planting next year as part of our grant funded project:

“Protecting the Watershed of Douglas County through History, Education and Action”

Sign up here to get the e-mail newsletter about volunteer dates in 2019!

#GivingTuesday

#GIVINGTUESDAY

Join us in our work for the Kansas River by donating to Friends of the Kaw this #GivingTuesday!

Donate here: https://tinyurl.com/yc3sqm2u

#GivingTuesday refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season.

This #GivingTuesday, please consider giving to Friends of the Kaw. When you donate, we will work to:

• Advocate for the Kansas River and its environs.
• Protect the Kansas River and its water quality, including a drinking water source for over 800,000 Kansans.
• Discover the Kansas River by promoting recreation on the Kansas River Water Trail.
• Cleanup the Kansas River every chance we get!
Please join us – we need your support! Together, let’s protect this Kansas treasure.

#GivingTuesday #kansasriver

Friends of the Kaw – Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Friends of the Kaw Announces NEW Dates for Wild & Scenic Film Festival for the 10 Year Anniversary!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), in 2003.  The film festival has evolved into the largest environmental film festival in the nation.  The annual event each January in Nevada City, CA kicks off the nationwide tour to over 140 cities. We think the films are just too good, and the messages too powerful to keep them to ourselves. Come watch and see for yourself!

This Festival benefits Friends of the Kaw! We are hosting the 10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and all proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of the Kaw and the Kansas Riverkeeper Program.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019  @ 7:00 PM

K-State Union (Forum Hall)
918 N. 17th Street
Manhattan, KS 66506

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Cinetopia

5724 136th Terr.
Overland Park, KS

Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Liberty Hall
644 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

Learn more about the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

 

Sowing Seeds – Restoration at Lawrence River Trail

Sowing Seeds –

Restoration at Lawrence River Trail

It’s finally time to spread seeds over the reclaimed areas of the Lawrence River Trail. Thanks to our volunteers, we’ve cleared the invasive species from over 4 acres of forest this fall! Now, we need to fill those spaces with the seeds of native grasses and wildflowers. With your help, we’ll disperse the seeds and rake them gently into the soil. They’ll rest all winter and sprout in the spring, helping to protect those areas from re-invasion. Please join us for this heart-warming work. It’s low tech and all ages are welcome! If you have a rake, bring it. We’ll bring the rest. Dress appropriately for working outside – close toed shoes are a must! Note: Given the season, please join our volunteer email list to stay up to date on the schedule for this event. If we have to cancel, we’ll email that group. We’ll also keep this page up to date. Meeting location: https://goo.gl/maps/624Eb7qwXS82
Thank you for joining us to protect and preserve the Kansas River! We hope to use this project as a demonstration of how we can use native plants to protect the water quality of the Kansas River, which is a source of drinking water for over 800,000 Kansans! Thank you to the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council for funding this project!

Grateful for Your Support!

Grateful for Your Support!

A GRATEFUL THANK YOU

Thank you to our members, friends and colleagues for making BEERS OF THE KAW 2018 a SELL OUT and a success for the Kansas River!  Join us in also thanking the beer vendors of the Kansas River Watershed, food vendors, and our sponsors that make it all happen!  Thank you – and mark your calendars for November 3, 2019!  

Beers of the Kaw 2018

BEERS OF THE KAW 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Abe & Jake’s Landing

Lawrence, KS

Supporting FrienBeers of the Kaw - BEERds of the Kaw, our Riverkeeper Program and our work for the Kansas River!  Tickets on sale NOW: