Join Us for a Trash and Tire Cleanup!

Saturday, October 15, 2022
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
On a Kansas River sandbar near the Futamura plant
Tecumseh, KS 66542

Help us clear out trash and tires from a Kansas River sandbar adjacent to the riverbank near the Futamura property.  This is a big event with a lot to clean up, so the Evergy Green Team and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers are bringing in their equipment to help haul it out.  We need your help to collect the trash and/or dig the tires out of the sand.

Lunch will be provided by the Topeka Rotary Club.

This event is not for young children or for adults who are not physically fit.  Volunteers must be able to walk long distances and dig or lift heavy tires or trash.  Children age 14 and up welcome with a parent or guardian.

An RSVP is required at  

Wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen and clothes that can get dirty.  Bring work gloves, water to drink, and a shovel or other tools that can be used to dig in the sand.

Email Friends of the Kaw Program Manager Kim Bellemere at with questions or for more information.

A very big thank you to our partners:

Evergy Green Team
Kansas Backcountry Hunters and Anglers
Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Department
Keep it Clean Kansas – a program of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
The Topeka Rotary Club
Extreme Terrain Clean Trail Project