Sunday, November 7, 2021

3:00 to 6:00 PM

Abe & Jake’s Landing

Lawrence, KS

Tickets $35 and supports Friends of the Kaw and our work for the Kansas River!

TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3AP0Gyo

Tickets also available at (cash or check only):

Sunflower Outdoor & Bike, Lawrence, KS

Compass Point, Home of Dirty Girl Adventures, Topeka, KS

COVID Protocol:

Vaccination or Negative PCR COVID Test (within 72 hours of the day event)

Masks required when not eating or drinking.

Friends of the Kaw seeks a KU Work Study student intern

Friends of the Kaw seeks a KU Work Study student intern for the fall of 2021 with an option to extend through the spring 2022.

Friends of the Kaw’s (FOK) Internship is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students looking to gain experience working in a fast-growing grassroots environmental nonprofit organization. Interns have the chance to learn what it is like to work in an environmental nonprofit setting while focusing on specific projects. Interns work under the supervision of the Kansas Riverkeeper/Executive Director to further the FOK mission to protect and preserve the Kansas River for present and future generations. The duties of the FOK Intern would be:

Organize, participate and do social media for FOK public event, Create CANVA visuals, Create content, Utilize HootSuite to build social media engagement and Update FOK website and materials as requested.

Starting wage is $13.00 per hour for up to 10 hours per week. We encourage all interns to earn school credit for their work, when possible. Deadline: Applications reviewed as they are submitted. Period ends when position is filled.

Organizational Overview:

Friends of the Kaw (FOK) serves the Kansas River, known locally as the Kaw. The Kaw is the largest prairie watershed in the world. The river originates at the junction of the Smoky Hill and Republican Rivers and runs more than 170 miles to meet the Missouri in northeast Kansas. The Kaw provides drinking water for 800,000 people. For more thirty years, our group has been the only grassroots conservation group dedicated to protecting the Kaw.

  • FOK’s Mission is to:• Advocate for the rehabilitation of the Kansas (Kaw) River and its environs – water quality and wildlife habitat• Promote compatible public recreational use of the river• Encourage the development of adequate public access• Educate our watershed citizens about the negative impacts of stormwater runoff to the water quality of the Kansas River• Cooperate with other individuals, organizations and agencies as appropriate to meet these goals
  • Qualifications: • Undergraduate or graduate student in communications• Environmentally aware and passionate• Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills• Ability to work independently and multi-task effectively• Dependable, positive attitude and a sense of humor• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, Google Docs, social media, Canva, and Hootsuite preferred.
  • How to Apply: Please submit your resume and a cover letter to: Dawn Buehler at riverkeeper@kansasriver.org.

Sandbar Blast to Celebrate 30 Years of Friends of the Kaw!

Sandbar Blast to Celebrate 30 Years of Friends of the Kaw!

Join Friends of the Kaw to celebrate 30 Years of protecting the Kansas River!

Tickets here: https://fok30yearsandbarblast.eventbrite.com

Come join us for a Sandbar Blast! Wear your flip flops, casual river wear and join us for an afternoon of celebration on a Kansas River sandbar at Kaw River State Park in Topeka (pending river cooperation)! If the river is too high, we will be on land – same location at Kaw River State Park! This is a fundraiser, so thank you for your donation to our work to protect the Kansas River!

Enjoy the reunion with current and past FOK staff, board and friends. We will host the first screening of our 30 Year Anniversary documentary near sundown, enjoy food on the sandbar, local beer and music from Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains! You won’t want to miss it!

Ticket price includes entrance to the event, food, non-alcoholic beverages and a donation to Friends of the Kaw. Beer can be purchased on site. Ticket + SWAG + Donation include Friends of the Kaw Truck Hat, 30 Year Sticker, and a wildlife bandana designed by Lisa Grossman!

Children are welcome, however, if they are under age 12 they must wear a life jacket on the sandbar at all times.

Portable restrooms will be provided. BYOW (whatever you want) is welcome! No refund on tickets issued as this is a fundraiser.

It’s the most perfect time of year to get outside!


Beginner’s Paddle on the Kaw!
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Manhattan 177 to Big Blue Access (2 Miles)
Sign up here: https://beginnerwednesdaymay2021.eventbrite.com

Let’s Paddle the Kaw
Saturday, June 19, 2021
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wamego to Belvue
Sign up here:  https://letspaddlethekawjune192021.eventbrite.com

Beginner’s Paddle on the Kaw! 
Wednesday, June 30 2021
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
DeSoto to Cedar Creek (5 Miles)
Sign up here: https://beginnerwednesdayjune2021.eventbrite.com

Let’s Paddle the Kaw!
Saturday, July 17, 2021
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cedar Creek to Edwardsville
Sign up here:  https://lpkccreektoedwardsvillejuly172021.eventbrite.com