Are you ready for the 2017 Paddle Season? Contact the Riverkeeper to schedule a paddle trip! Click here for more information on our paddle trips.
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Come join Friends of the Kaw and The Nature Conservancy to do a litter pickup along the Kansas River in downtown Lawrence! We need to get the trash picked up before the spring rains come and float them down the river....so join us for a day to clean up the community. Meet at the 8th Street Boat Ramp and we will divide into two groups to conquer each side of the river - north levee at Bowersock and the south bank below Springhill Suites.
Wear old clothes, sturdy shoes for walking on rocks and weather appropriate gear. Bring a water bottle....we will have a refillable water jug as well as snacks! Children are welcome with an adult.
Contact Dawn Buehler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785.312.7200 for more information!
Come and see FOK at the Health Yards Expo - Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, KS 66216, USA from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Clear Creek Litter Pickup (Postponed to April 1 due to rain)
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10am to noon
Meet on the southeast side of Monticello Trails Middle School, 6100 Monticello Rd., Shawnee, KS 66226.
RSVP to Laura at email@example.com
Wear long pants, long sleeved shirt, rain boots or closed toed shoes. Friends of the Kaw will provide trash bags and other supplies.
RSVP: email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913 963 3460
As part of our current Johnson County Stormwater Education Grant we are recruiting and training volunteers for three Stream Teams to test water in three tributary streams of the Kansas River. We need 4 to 6 volunteers for each Stream Team and we tentatively plan to test the water quality of Turkey Creek, Mill Creek and Cedar Creek. The training for the Stream Teams will be on Sunday, April 2 from 1:00 to 4:30pm at the Pickard Conference Room at the Johnson County Central Reserve Library at 9875 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212.
The training workshop will be taught by our Educational staff and you will learn to perform non-chemical and chemical tests, and also the procedure to seine and identify macro invertebrates (insects that live in the water.) At 2:30 teams will travel to their test sites with an educational staff member and perform the water quality tests and record the results. Teams will choose dates to meet again in May, June and July to perform the tests again and compare the results. Friends of the Kaw will provide all the testing equipment for the Stream Teams. For more information or to reserve a spot for the training RSVP: email Laura at email@example.com or call 913 963 3460
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