#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!