Upcoming Events

Join us for these upcoming events!

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The Kansas Riverkeeper and Friends of the Kaw
are Proud to Host Patagonia’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival for a Seventh Year

on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00pm at Cinetopia Theatre
at Prairie Fire, 5724 West 136th Terrace, Overland Park, Kansas

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at 644 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kansas



(You can also buy tickets in advance at their box office.)

Adult Tickets $15
(suggested donation)

Student and Teacher Tickets are FREE!
Courtesy of the Westar Green Team

Must RSVP to 785 312 7200 or contact
Dawn. (Grade school, middle school and 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.

FOK Members Only Raffle!
Win a Wilderness Systems Aspire 105
Kayak (in red)!
Value of $750
Donated by Sunflower Outdoor & Bike and the FOK Board of Directors.

Tickets $10 (suggested donation). Non-members can join for $15 and purchase a ticket for $10!

Drawing will be held at the conclusion of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Friday, May 6 at Liberty Hall in Lawrence. Need not be present to win!


Volunteers needed for both locations of Film Festival!

If you can help us at the film festival please e-mail Dawn.

Volunteers needed for the Film Festival for both May 5 at Cinetopia and May 6 at Liberty Hall:

· Set-up – 2 volunteer (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 (6:45-7:45pm)
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 (6:30-7:30pm)
check in will call list for free educational tickets and add non-RSVP educational guests

· Merchandise table – 1 volunteer (6:30-7:30, 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 (6:30-7:30, 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 (6:30-9:30pm)
Photograph the event

Topeka Green Fair and Other Events

Join us this Saturday, April 16 at the
Topeka Green Fair

Stop by and see what we have going on this year!

Topeka Green Fair 2016


 MANHATTAN is the PLACE TO BE this weekend!

Come see the Reel Paddle Film Festival, then join us for
the Little Apple Paddle on Saturday and Sunday.

Spring is in full bloom, and the Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour arrives at Flint Hills Discovery Center with an assortment of the best films that showcase paddle excursions. Find your floating flights of fancy in big screen grandeur at the Immersive Experience Theater.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival 2016 World Tour makes its second stop in Manhattan, as the 2015 Discovery Center stop marked the 10th annual tour. Get your paddle on in The Little Apple!

Tickets by calling 785-776-8829 at the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce.  You can pay by credit card and tickets will be at “Will Call”.  Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door.

Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 – Little Apple Paddle Trip on the Kansas River from Junction City to Manhattan with overnight camp on a sandbar.  Contact Marcia Rozell to reserve your spot via email or at 785-537-3030.


 Hike along the Kansas River at Kaw State Park this Saturday, April 16. 

April 16 — Have you stood on the edge of your Kansas River and experienced its beauty? Join Lawrence Parks and Recreation on a hike through an extensive oak-hickory forest on steep slopes with beautiful views of the Kansas (Kaw) river. A Friends of the Kaw member will be on hand to discuss the Kansas river. The trip leaves from Sports Pavilion Lawrence. Sign up on the City of Lawrence website.

Community Events Opportunities

Join us for these Community Events sponsored by our Johnson County Stormwater Quality Education Grant!

Two Streamway Trail Litter Pickups on Sunday, April 3, 2013 from 12 noon to 4pm:

Little Cedar Creek Streamway Trail – Meet at Firestone Complete Auto Care parking lot, 1200 W. Santa Fe, Olathe.

Clear Creek Streamway Trail – Meet at Monticello Trails Middle School, 6100 Monticello, Shawnee.

Participants must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes or boots that can get wet and muddy.

Turkey Creek Bike Ride and Litter Pickup on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9am to noon – This is National Trails Day! Meet at Chatlain Park, 6300 Carter, Merriam.

Educational Cleanup Floats on Saturday, June 18 from 10am to 2pm and on Sunday, July 10 from 1 to 5pm from the De Soto Access Ramp to the Cedar Creek Access Ramp. Reservations are a must as floats are limited to 20 paddlers each. Children ages 5 to 14 are welcome to participate as passengers in a canoe. All participants must wear a provided life jacket while on the water and sign a liability waiver.

Reservations for the Streamway Trail litter pickups (including the bike ride) are suggested, but they are a MUST for the cleanup floats. RSVP by contacting the Kansas Riverkeeper, Dawn Buehler by email or at 785 312 7200. Refreshments and supplies are provided for each cleanup!