Events & Paddle Assistant

Events

Friends of the Kaw likes to be as many places as posssible….but with just one full time staff member, that makes it difficult.  In order to spread our message as far and wide as possible along the 173 mile Kansas River corridor, it takes many volunteers!  Please check out all of the fun opportunities there are for you to help us spread our message!  Contact Dawn Buehler, Kansas Riverkeeper, at riverkeeper@kansasriver.org or call 785.312.7200 for more information or to volunteer at a specific event.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 – Winesong at Riverfest from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Volunteers to help with the event!  Free admission and wine tasting – work a few hours, wine taste a few hours!

Saturday, September 30, 2017 – Great Kaw Adventure Race – all day event!  Volunteers needed to help with the event!

Paddle Assistant on the River

Come join FOK as a Paddle Assistant on our Group Educational Paddle Trips that run from mid-April through the end of October each year.  You must have your own kayak to participate as a volunteer for this program.

  • 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.
  • 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.