Fishing the Kaw!

Join us for
FISHING THE KAW

Burcham Park Shelter, Lawrence, KS
On the Banks of the KAW
Thursday, August 10, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Learn about the history of fishing on the Kansas River from Riverkings Museum!
  • Find out what types of fish you will catch and the best places to find them from Tim Berger with All American Catfish Tournaments!
  • Get up to date on the latest fishing rules and consumption advisories!

RSVP to:  riverkeeper@kansasriver.org or call 785.312.7200!

This workshop is funded by the Douglas County Natural and Cultural Heritage Grant.

Fishing Workshop

Paddle Trips Coming Up!

Paddle Trips Coming Up!

  • Saturday, July 15 – Little Apple Paddle in Manhattan, KS. Paddle from Manhattan to St. George from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Register http://mhkprd.com/239/Little-Apple-Paddle.
  • Sunday, July 16 – Douglas County Cleanup Paddle Trip from Lecompton to Lawrence. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Come join FOK and paddle the Kansas River!  We will cleanup trash along the river as we go.  FREE EVENT – First come, first serve….so RSVP today!  Email:  riverkeeper@kansasriver.org
  • Tuesday, July 18 – KU Field Class Paddle Trip from Lecompton to Lawrence. 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Saturday, July 29 – Gallagher Paddle Trip!   8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Sunday, August 6 – Topeka Zoo Paddle Trip for Youth! Upper Wakarusa Trip.  9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 12 – Lexington Township Paddle Trip from DeSoto to Cedar Creek. 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.  RSVP!
  • Saturday, August 19 – Douglas County Cleanup Paddle Trip from Lawrence to Eudora. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Come join FOK and paddle the Kansas River!  We will cleanup trash along the river as we go.  FREE EVENT – First come, first serve….so RSVP today!  Email:  riverkeeper@kansasriver.org
  • Sunday, September 10 – Douglas County Cleanup Paddle Trip from Lawrence to Eudora. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Come join FOK and paddle the Kansas River!  We will cleanup trash along the river as we go.  FREE EVENT – First come, first serve….so RSVP today!  Email:  riverkeeper@kansasriver.org
  • Saturday, September 16 – Homes to Watershed Paddle Trip! Lecompton to Lawrence.  9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Details to come!
  • Saturday, September 23 – Cub Scout Paddle Trip! DeSoto to Cedar Creek.  9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Sunday, September 24 – KWEN Float the Talk! Lawrence to Eudora.  12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • Saturday, September 30 – Great Kaw Adventure Race! Mark your calendar.
  • Sunday, October 1 – Girl Scouts from DeSoto to Cedar Creek.  1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • Saturday, October 14 – Douglas County Cleanup Paddle Trip from Lecompton to Lawrence. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Come join FOK and paddle the Kansas River!  We will cleanup trash along the river as we go.  FREE EVENT – First come, first serve….so RSVP today!  Email:  riverkeeper@kansasriver.org
  • Saturday, October 21 – Sierra Club Paddle Trip from Lawrence to Eudora. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

FOK Members – Join us for a private showing of the Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit in Eudora!

FOK Members – Join us for a private showing of the Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit in Eudora!

Date:  Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time:  6:30 PM

Location:  Eudora Community Museum, 720 Main St, Eudora, KS 66025

Register:  Email riverkeeper@kansasriver.org or call 785.312.7200

ADMISSION IS FREE!  Donations to the museum kindly accepted.

Waterways

Environmental Justice Grantee Showcase

Environmental Justice Grantee Showcase
Invigorating Involvement in the Environmental Movement
Thursday, July 13, 2017
2:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern

Register Here
The EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) provides annual funding to local, tribal and community-based organizations working with communities facing disproportionate environmental and public health burdens. The Environmental Justice (EJ) Grants program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. All funded projects are associated with at least one qualified environmental statute, such as the Clean Water Act and the Solid Waste Disposal Act.

Hear directly from two EJ grantees about their success with the EJ Grants program! Learn how Groundwork New Orleans and Friends of the Kaw have utilized funding from the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice to invigorate public involvement and strengthen local capacity to tackle environmental and public health challenges burdening the community.

Invigorating Involvement in the Environmental Movement

· Date: 07/13/2017
· Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern
· Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/invigorating-involvement-in-the-environmental-movement-tickets-35783364005
Upon registration, you will be emailed with information on how to access the webinar.

Agenda

· Welcome – Simone Walter (OEJ), Communications Coordinator
· Introduction to the EPA’s Environmental Justice Grant Programs – Jacob Burney (OEJ), Program Analyst
· Friends of the Kaw – Laura, Calwell, Education Director
· Groundwork New Orleans – Alicia Neal, Executive Director
· Question and Answer Session with Speakers

Background

The EPA provides direct support through financial and technical assistance to vulnerable, low-income, minority and tribal communities seeking to understand and develop holistic solutions to their environmental and public health issues. Resources are allocated to improving the quality of the air, land and water so that communities may live, work, play, pray and go to school in healthier, more sustainable environments.

The Office of Environmental Justice works directly with communities to implement solutions that address local environmental and health concerns. The Office provides financial assistance through two opportunities: the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program and the Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program.

To learn more about either financial assistance program and the impact made by the funded projects, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/environmental-justice-grants-funding-and-technical-assistance

If you have any questions, please contact Simone Walter for additional information.