Kansas Riverbank Volunteer Project

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

2018 Douglas County Natural & Cultural Heritage Grant

Despite many successes in restoring the Kaw, the most neglected piece of the Kansas River’s ecosystem is the connection between the riparian buffer and the water quality of the river.  The riparian buffer is the last line of defense to filter out pollutants.

Along with our partners, including local ecologist Courtney Masterson, the work will include removing invasive plants and then planting natives using history as a guide on Kansas Riverfront property owned by the City of Lawrence and managed by Lawrence Parks & Recreation and the Lawrence Mountain Biking Club. Tree saplings will be provided by Kansas Forest Service and the project will include a kiosk to be designed by Westar Energy’s Green Team to educate about the effectiveness of native plants and their benefit to water quality in the Kansas River.

Project Partners:  Courtney Masterson, Botanist and Ecologist with Native Lands, LLC, City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation, Lawrence Mountain Bike Club, Westar Energy’s Green Team, and the Kansas Forest Service.

VOLUNTEER WORK DAYS ANNOUNCED FOR FALL 2018

Sign up for volunteer work days here:  Volunteer Work Days Fall 2018

September 8, 2018 – Kickoff Paddle

Location for work days:  https://goo.gl/maps/wJDT8dfyQd62

September 15, 2018 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am

October 4, 2018 from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

October 21, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

October 27, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

November 1, 2018 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

November 10, 2018 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am

November 18, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

December 2, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Sowing Seeds!)

SIGN UP TO BE ON THE VOLUNTEER COMMUNICATIONS!   

Volunteer support makes projects like these possible! Sign up below to help us repair the riparian buffer!

Media:  Lawrence Journal World Article 2018

Media:  Hank Booth Show 1320 AM

 

Riverbank Volunteer Sign-Up

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Scheduled Volunteer Dates are coming soon!

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This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council. However, the content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official view of the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council.