Staff

Laura Calwell, Kansas Riverkeeper

Laura Calwell, Kansas Riverkeeper

Laura Calwell is the current Kansas Riverkeeper and Executive Director for Friends of the Kaw.  She also is a founding board member and served 3 years as secretary and 4 years as president of the organization.  In August of 2003 she was hired as the Kansas Riverkeeper, a non-governmental advocate for the Kansas (Kaw) River.  Laura supervises the day to day activities of Friends of the Kaw and responds to reports from the public via either our web site or 1-866-RIV KEEP on possible pollution events.  Laura schedules and guides educational float trips and oversees fundraising events.
She also helps to write and manages grants awarded to Friends of the Kaw.  Laura has her degree in Education from Kansas State University and grew up in Wichita, KS.  She has recreated on or near water all her life and currently enjoys kayaking and back country camping on the Kaw and other rivers.

 

 

 

 

Staff for the 2012/2013 Johnson County Stormwater Management Grant:

Laura Cawell, Grant Administrator
Maril Hazlett, PhD, Research
Wendy Griswold, PhD, Educational Consultant
Tawny King, Graphic Design & Web Consultant
Dee Ann Wilson, Educational Outreach
Mike Rawitch, Social Media

Staff for the 2012/13 Together Green Grant:

Laura Calwell, Grant Administrator
Mike Rawitch, Project Manager
Maril Hazlett, PhD, Research
Wendy Griswold, PhD, Educational Consultant
Tawny King, Graphic Design & Web Consultant