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:

 

 

 

We are hiring at Part-Time Development Director!

We are hiring a part-time Development Director!

Friends of the Kaw – Development Director

October 1, 2018

Friends of the Kaw (FOK), a 501(c)(3) organization, is seeking an ambitious individual with strong interpersonal skills to help grow our organization’s capacity to advocate for and protect the Kansas River. This individual will establish a development plan and lead the organization’s fundraising activities and will report directly to the Kansas Riverkeeper & Executive Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The position will develop and oversee the fundraising program to secure the long-term financial future of FOK and the Kansas Riverkeeper program. In that capacity, the individual will:

  • Assist Kansas Riverkeeper and the Board of Directors to establish a development plan and strategy for the organization in relation to fundraising
  • Collaborate with the Riverkeeper and the Board on the management and planning of fundraising and membership events
  • Collaborate with the Riverkeeper and the Board to identify prospective individual and corporate donors and develop and execute strategies to establish and cultivate those relationships
  • Maintain ongoing communications with private and corporate donors to increase engagement and appreciation of FOK’s mission
  • Ensure timely and accurate report and gift acknowledgement deliveries to funders
  • Design and implement strategies for fundraising with individuals and organizations (matching funds, buckets of funds, estate giving)

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS AND QUALITIES:

  • Proven interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and concisely (both in writing and orally) with a variety of audiences
  • Personal characteristics associated with successful fundraising professionals, including a vigorous work ethic, sound judgment, impeccable integrity, demonstrated initiative, intellectual curiosity, personal and professional stamina, and the temperament to work effectively and productively with colleagues, donors, and volunteers
  • Experience with and commitment to using computer-based donor/member management systems in support of fundraising efforts
  • Experience working with non-profit boards is a plus
  • Passion for the Kansas River a big plus!

The position is part time with potential growth to full time.  Some night and weekend work will be required, particularly during membership and fundraiser events, so schedule flexibility is required.  The candidate must have a personal computer, phone, and transportation available for business use, with the expectation of a negotiated stipend towards these costs. Salary offered will be commensurate with experience.

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to info@kansasriver.org. Please include “Development Director” in the subject line of your application package. All questions or inquiries should also be sent to info@kansasriver.org with a different subject line. 

Review of applications will begin 31 October 2018, but will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Anticipated start date is negotiable, but the ideal candidate will be available to start working by January 2019.