Catfish Fry at Abe & Jake’s on September 25!


Mark your calendars for Friends of the Kaw’s Catfish Fry fundraiser on Thursday, September 25th starting at 6pm at Abe and Jake’s, 8 E. 6th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.  A delicious catfish dinner will be prepared by Terrebonne and tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 here.  All proceeds will benefit Friends of the Kaw. We would like to thank our sponsors:  Westar Energy, Cromwell Solar, Landmark Bank, Thompson Financial Group, Cottin’s Hardware and Rentals, LawrenceHits.com, KLWN, and Downtown Lawrence. Bring your friends and family to this fun evening with live music and wonderful food and drink.

Also check out Friends of the Kaw’s calendar for our fabulous fall floats!  If you own your own canoe or kayak you are welcome to join any of our floats, or if there are boats available individuals can register.  To find out availability send a message via Contact Us.

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The Kansas River

map-of-river The Kansas River (known locally as the Kaw) begins at the confluence of the Republican and Smoky Hill Rivers near Junction City. It flows 173 miles to Kansas City where it joins the Missouri River. The Kaw watershed drains almost the entire northern half of Kansas and part of Nebraska and Colorado (53,000 square miles). It is the world’s largest prairie based river system.