During this season of gratitude, we’d like to thank you for all you do to support our work to protect and preserve the Kansas River.

The Kansas River gives us so much beauty, is home to a record 25 nesting pair of bald eagles, generate electricity and provides drinking water for over 800,000 Kansans.  Please give back.

Our work for the Kansas River includes:

  • Monitoring, responding and mediate=ing suspected pollution incidents to the Kansas River
  • Managing advocacy efforts to protect and preserve the Kansas River
  • Schedule and facilitate educational paddle trips
  • K-12 and adult educational programming
  • Promoting recreation on the river

Mark your calendar.  Tuesday, November 28, 2017 for #GivingTuesday

Click HERE on #GivingTuesday to donate!


Sampling on the Kaw

Beautiful day to be on the Kaw! FOK is out with Professor Burgin and Grad Student Michelle KU Environmental Studies Program and Kansas Biological Survey and KU Field Station to take nitrogen samples as part of a research program and to test for the Lawrence release of nitrogen contaminated groundwater from the old Farmland site to the Kansas River. #kansasriver

sampling 2



Tickets are only $20 and available here: http://tinyurl.com/y84s3jpo or you can stop by Sunflower Outdoor and Bike in Lawrence and purchase with cash or check.

Date:  Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Abe & Jake’s Landing, Lawrence, KS
Time:  3PM to 6PM

Friends of the Kaw presents our second Annual Beer Tasting Event featuring Breweries along the Kansas Watershed & Kaw River to benefit Friends of the Kaw, a 501 c(3) organization.

Participating Breweries: 23rd Street Brewing Company, Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant, Blue Skye Brewery & Eats, Boulevard Brewing Company, Free State Brewing Company, Happy Basset Brewing Co. , Kansas Territory Brewing Co., KC Bier Co. , Lawrence Brewing Co., Lb. Brewing Co., Little Apple Brewing Company, Martin City Brewing Company, Norsemen Brewing Company, Tallgrass Brewing Company, & Yankee Tank Brewing Company

Food will be available for Purchase:
Drasko’s Food Truck, Fine Thyme Food, Terrebone Po’ Boys, & Lucia Beer Garden + Grill

Beers of the Kaw

Sponsored By:
Landmark National Bank, Cromwell Environmental, DeHart Plumbing, Goodell, Stratton & Edmonds, LL Bean, Minuteman Press, Springhill Suites, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike, Lucia Beer Garden & Grill, Westar Energy Green Team, WaterOne, Kansas Alliance for Wetlands andStreams, The Bowersock Mills & Power Co., Up a Creek Paddle, Dirty Girls, Sierra Club and Steve Cringan.


Final Environmental Impact Statement for
Commercial Sand Dredging on the Kansas River

The Final Environmental Impact Statement for Commercial Sand Dredging on the Kansas River was issued today.

You can read it here:  http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Portals/29/docs/regulatory/ksdredging/2017/2017-09-26_KS_River_Dredging_FEIS.pdf

A final RECORD OF DECISION will be issued by the Corps of Engineers and that will determine whether or not they continue to allow commercial sand dredging in the Kansas River.

We will be reviewing the Final EIS document and stand ready to continue to fight dredging on the Kansas River.  Please take the time to review this document and stay engaged.  Thank you for your support of our efforts to get these sand dredges moved to appropriately sited pit mines and out of the river bed.