Eagle Days at Kaw Point Park

Eagle Days flyer 2016

EPA Grant Recognition

Join EPA to recognize and kick off Friends of the Kaw’s current Environmental Justice small grant at 7pm on Thursday, January 7, 2016 just before the Unified Government Board of Commissioners meeting at City Hall (701 N. 7th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101).

This grant features the Kids About Water (KAW) Project that will focus on providing students and adults in Wyandotte County, Kansas, with hands-on experiences and opportunitites to learn how climate change may impact water quality and public health in their community. Students from three  Kansas City, Kansas public schools will participate in the KAW Curriculum – an Issues and Actions Approach to Water Quality Education.


Alicia Kates from Mid American Regional Council talking to Harmon High School science students about careers in the environmental field.

Environmental Justice small grants program provides financial assistance to community-based organizations like Friends of the Kaw and local tribal governments that work on local solutions to address local environmental or public health issues. The Office of Environmental Justice works to ensure that the program helps to build the capacity of communities and support the creation of self-sustaining community-based partnerships that address environmental and public health issues. For more information click here or contact:

Pamela Houston, U.S. EPA Community Emngagement Specialist

Giving Tuesday

The Perfect Day to Support the Kaw! GivingTuesday was created to unite everyone in a day of generosity. It’s a day to make a difference any way you choose as we all start this holiday season. How you can you participate in GivingTuesday? Make a … [Continue reading]

Saturday Cleanup Project at Kaw Point Park

Reminder! - We need volunteers for this Saturday! Come join us this Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the gorgeous Kaw Point Park in Kansas City, Kansas for a cleanup day. Activities will include cleaning up trash, collecting … [Continue reading]

Welcome to Fall at Friends of the Kaw

Thank you to everyone that joined us this season on the Kansas River. As the new Riverkeeper this year, I learned a great deal and met some amazing people. The float season did not quite go as planned, but when Mother Nature is in control, nothing is … [Continue reading]

New Program – FOK Hydrocaching

  Friends of the Kaw Water Quality Hydrocaching Water Quality Hydrocaching is geocaching with a twist Developed by Friends of the Kaw and with the help of the Mid-American Regional Council (MARC) hydrocaching uses the geocache format to … [Continue reading]

Catfish Fry and Annual Dinner

Join us for our Catfish  Fry and  Annual Dinner!   Thursday, September 24, 2015. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Kaw! Have you stood on the edge of your Kansas River and experienced its beauty?  Do you know that the Kansas River is 173 miles … [Continue reading]

See what’s happening!

What's happening at Friends of the Kaw? There is a lot happening at FOK, that's for sure! I hope this note finds you all doing well, having enjoyed summer as we prepare for fall. Speaking of the seasons, after a very wet spring and summer, we are … [Continue reading]


Friends of the Kaw Members and Supporters ~ You can submit written comment through September 15 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of … [Continue reading]

Astronomy and Wine Fundraiser

Astronomy & Wine Fundraiser for Friends of the Kaw Please join us for "ASTRONOMY AND WINE" on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Middle Creek Winery! This is a fundraiser for Friends of the Kaw. Tickets are on sale now for $40 and include a … [Continue reading]