2021 VIRTUAL Wild & Scenic Film Festival

12TH ANNUAL WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL

Friday, February 26, 2021

Virtual Lobby Opens at 6:30 p.m., Films begin at 7:00 p.m.

Learn more: https://kansasriver.org/wsff/

This year’s festival will be virtual, so you can watch right from your living room! This Festival benefits Friends of the Kaw!

2021 Buy Tickets NOW!

FREE Education Tickets, first come first serve.  Email request for FREE tickets to:   info@kansasriver.org.  Courtesy of EVERGY’S GREEN TEAM!

FRIENDS OF THE KAW TO CELEBRATE 30 YEARS IN 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FRIENDS OF THE KAW TO CELEBRATE 30 YEARS IN 2021

LAWRENCE, KS (January 6, 2021) – Friends of the Kaw, a non-profit dedicated to protecting and preserving the Kansas River, announced today that they are celebrating their 30th year of work for the Kansas River.  As part of the celebration, Friends of the Kaw worked with local graphic designer Chris Millspaugh to create a “30 Years” celebration logo. In 2019, Millspaugh created the non-profit’s new brand/logo. Friends of the Kaw’s mission is to protect and preserve the 173-mile-long Kansas River through protection, advocacy, discovery and education.  Throughout 2021, Friends of the Kaw will celebrate with social media campaigns, a documentary, and a sandbar blast slated for late in 2021.  
 
“It is amazing to say that a small group of dedicated people started Friends of the Kaw from a basement in North Lawrence 30 years ago”, said Dawn Buehler, Kansas Riverkeeper® & Executive Director.  “We would not be where we are today without the courage and vision of a long list of dedicated volunteers who started this journey.  We hope to spend the year recognizing the work that they started, highlighting the work that we do today, and sharing our vision for the future.”
 
Friends of the Kaw will share more information about the upcoming events and plans to celebrate via social media outlets and the newsletter.  
 
About Chris Millspaugh Design:
 
Chris Millspaugh Design specializes in brand identity, logo design, print design and old fashioned letterpress printing in Lawrence, KS.

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Friends of the Kaw is the only non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Kansas River.  Our mission is to protect and advocate for the Kansas River while educating and engaging our citizens.

Protect. Advocate, Discover.  #kansasriver 
 
For Media Inquiries Please Contact:
Dawn Buehler
Kansas Riverkeeper® & Executive Director
Friends of the Kaw
785.312.7200

Beers of the Kaw – Ale Trail!

Beers of the Kaw – Ale Trail!

Supporting Friends of the Kaw and our work for the Kansas River! 

TICKETS on Sale….officially October 26, 2020! Get yours a little early …postcards will go out starting the week of October 26!

Link to ticket sales!

Event Details:  Tickets are $25.00 and a donation to Friends of the Kaw!

You will receive a postcard of brewer watershed discount….take it to your favorite brewery, get it checked off and you are on your way!  You will have from November 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 to complete the Ale Trail. You can choose to visit the brewery at their location on the map, drink their beer at another venue, or buy their beer at a local liquor store – up to you how you journey on the Ale Trail!  

If you return the postcard to Friends of the Kaw and have visited all of the breweries, you will be entered into a drawing for Door Prizes! You can email, mail or post a picture of your completed photo on our Beers of the Kaw Ale Trail Group page on Facebook!

Email to: info@kansasriver.org

Mail: PO Box 1612, Lawrence, KS 66044

Guess who’s coming to BEERS OF THE KAW ALE TRAIL?

9 Brewers….come taste some great brews!

  • 1524 Brew House – Concordia
  • 23rd Street Brewery – Lawrence
  • Fields & Ivy Brewery – Lawrence
  • The Free State Brewing Co. – Lawrence
  • Happy Basset Brewing Co. – Topeka
  • Kansas City Bier Company – Kansas City
  • Lawrence Beer Company – Lawrence
  • Manhattan Brewing Co. – Manhattan
  • Tallgrass Tap House – Manhattan

FRIENDS OF THE KAW TEAMS UP WITH GOOD RIVER BEER FOR CONSERVATION

FRIENDS OF THE KAW TEAMS UP WITH GOOD RIVER BEER FOR CONSERVATION


Good River Beer
 Expands Distribution to Kansas: Raising 2% for Rivers

(Denver, CO – DATE EST SEPT 28TH) Good River Beer has partnered with Standard Beverage to expand distribution to Kansas and support local conservation efforts. Beginning next week, Good River Beer’s collection of premium craft beers will hit shelves in select retailers, starting with Whole Foods and Balls Food Stores.

Good River Beer is dedicated to brewing quality craft beer while forwarding their mission “to protect and conserve rivers.” As part of their expansion, they’ve teamed up with a Kansas-based nonprofit, Friends of the Kaw, to amplify their effort in uniting the river community around conservation. 2% of Good River Beer proceeds will be donated to the organization to protect the Kansas River, the state’s most prominent river for recreation, and a drinking source to nearly 1 million residents.

“We founded Good River Beer with the intent to build a company that makes a positive impact on the world,” says Co-Founder, Adam Odoski. “Beer is the vehicle to make that happen. The more beer we sell, the more we can give back to rivers and surrounding communities. Friends of the Kaw does some incredible work, and I’m excited to see the impact we can make.”

Executive Director Dawn Buehler is equally excited about the partnership opportunity adding, “We love partners who advocate for clean water and are proud to collaborate with Good River Beer on a chance to protect the Kansas River. There is nothing more important than protecting this waterway as it provides drinking water to over 800,000 Kansans, is a source of recreation, and a home to all that live in and along its shores.”

Good River Beer fans in Kansas can expect to find their full lineup across the state including, Hey Fishy Fishy, a juicy, aromatic, Hazy IPA; Class V (5), a big, bold, and balanced double IPA; American, a clean and crisp Pilsner, Fu Fighter, a gold-medal-winning Belgian Style Golden Ale; Horsethief, an easy-drinking, well-balanced, and malt-oriented, Mango Blonde Ale; and a Variety 12-Pack.

Good River Beer will be available on shelves beginning early-October 2020 with launch events and river-cleanups taking place in the Spring of 2021. Visit goodriverbeer.com to learn more about Good River Beer and stay updated on the latest company news.

About Good River Beer:

Good River Beer is a Colorado-based craft brewery with a purpose-driven mission to share their beer, follow the adventure, and protect and conserve rivers. They brew traditional beers crafted to cover the spectrum of flavor, with unique elements to classic recipes. All of their beer styles are named after rivers or river themes. Styles range from easy-drinking Ales, perfect for a lazy float, to big hoppy IPA’s to enjoy fireside after running a spicy section of Class V rapids. And, they just won their first Great American Beer Fest Gold Medal in 2019.

For more information about Good River Beer, please visit goodriverbeer.com

For more information about 2% For Rivers, a nonprofit founded by Good River Beer, please visit twopercentforrivers.com

About Friends of the Kaw:

Friends of the Kaw is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Kansas River. Our mission is to advocate, promote, educate, and engage the Kansas River.

Friends of the Kaw supports the Kansas Riverkeeper®, a non-governmental public advocate who holds the community accountable for the health of the Kansas River. The Kansas Riverkeeper is the eyes, ears, and voice of the Kansas River acting in the capacity of a leader, educator, investigator, media spokesperson, and scientist.

Some of our programs include river cleanups, educational paddle trips, ecosystem restoration, and our Kids About Water (KAWS) K-12 education program. To learn more about Friends of the Kaw, please visit www.kansasriver.org. Protect. Advocate. Discover.