Wild & Scenic Film Festival and Volunteer Opportunties

The Kansas Riverkeeper and Friends of the Kaw for the Sixth YearProudly Hosts Patagonia’s

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

 

Show Times and Locations:

2015WSFF_FOK_SmPoster_finalThursday, April 30 at 7:30pm at the Glenwood Arts Theatre
at Ranchmart Shopping Center at 95th & Mission Road

Friday, May 1 at 7:00pm at Liberty Hall in Lawrence
644 Massachusetts

Adult Tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door (suggested donation)

Tickets available at the box office or online.  Click here for more information!

Student and Teacher Tickets are FREE with RSVP to 785 312 7200, or contact Laura.
Courtesy of the Westar Green Team
(Grade school, middle school & high school students must be accompanied by a teacher or parent.)

All proceeds benefit Friends of the Kaw, a grassroots, non-profit, conservation organization that sponsors the Kansas Riverkeeper

 

Volunteers needed for Earth Day Booths & Film Festival!

 

If you can help us at either event please e-mail Dawn.

Opportunities to work at the Earth Day events:

Saturday, April 11 – Earth Day Celebration from 11am to 1:30pm or 1:30 to 4pm at South Park.

Saturday, April 18 – Party for the Planet at the Topeka Zoo in Gage Park from 9am to 12noon or 12 noon to 3pm.

Sunday, April 19 – Topeka Green Fair from 1 to 4pm at the City/County Library

We will set up the booths, have all the materials and train you at the beginning of your shift. Thanks – these are really fun events and you meet lots of interesting people.

Film Festival opportunities (for either April 30 at Glenwood Arts or May 1 at Liberty Hall):

Set-up – 2 volunteers (6:30pm-7:30pm)
Arrive at Leawood Theater and assist staff in setting up raffle, membership, merchandise, and other tables. Help hang banners.

Clean-up – 1 volunteer (9pm-9:30pm)
Assist staff in packing up materials and loading into vehicles.

Greeters – 2 volunteers (7-7:45pm)
Stand at entrance and greet all guests, answer any questions anyone has, direct to theater and outreach tables.

Ticket sales, Education Will call – 1 volunteer (6:45-7:30pm)
check in will call list for free educational tickets and add non-RSVP educational guests

Merchandise table – 1 volunteer (7-7:30, 9-9:30- before and after program)
Collect payment for any Friends of the Kaw merchandise sales. You will be trained on taking payments.

Membership/Outreach table – 2 or 3 volunteers (7-7:30, 9-9:30- before and after program and during intermission)
Man the outreach booth and hand out membership forms, river maps and just talk about the Kaw! Register attendees for door prizes and sell Kayak Raffle tickets to members for $10 each.

Photographer – 1 volunteer (7:15-9:30pm)
Photograph the event

KACEE Award, Cleanup Results, and Volunteers Needed

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KACEE Award for Kate Delehunt

KateDKate Delehunt, Friends of the Kaw’s Educational Specialist, will be honored on Friday, April 11 at the 2015 Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education Awards Celebration of Kansas Association of Conservation and Education (KACEE.) She will receive the John K. Strickler Award. Kate has played a significant role in environmental education in Metro Kansas City for the past 35 years. She joined Friends of the Kaw’s staff in August of 2014 and helped to develop the Kids About Water (KAW) Project.

 

Kansas River Cleanup Results

IMG_1651IMG_1675With the help of Westar’s Green Team, over 35 volunteers removed over 300 tires and metal debris from bank of the Kansas River below Westar’s power line east of Lawrence on Saturday morning, March 14. Volunteers braved a chilly morning to help dig tires out of the bank and they also collected over 50 bags of trash and recylables
Two line trucks lifted tires and debris to the top of the bank where two bobcats moved waste to three large containers. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Waste Management arranged for the proper disposal of the tires and waste.
This was a very successful activity of Friends of the Kaw’s Douglas County Heritage Grant.

 

Earth Day Volunteers Needed!

If you can help us man a booth at one of the following Earth Day events please e-mail Dawn.

Saturday, March 28 – Prairie Village Earth Fair from 10am to 12:30pm or 12:30 to 3pm at Shawnee Mission East (75th and Mission Road.)

Saturday, March 28 – Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo from 9am to 11:30 or 11:30am to 2pm at the Shawnee Civic Center (SW corner of Phlumm and Johnson Drive)

Saturday, April 11 – Earth Day Celebration from 11am to 1:30pm or 1:30 to 4pm at South Park.

Saturday, April 18 – Party for the Planet at the Topeka Zoo in Gage Park from 9am to 12noon or 12 noon to 3pm.

Sunday, April 19 – Topeka Green Fair from 1 to 4pm at the City/County Library

We will set up the booths, have all the materials and train you at the beginning of your shift. Thanks – these are really fun events and you meet lots of interesting people.

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