Thursday, September 25th, 6pm LAWERENCE KS: Abe & Jakes Landing, SE 6th Street
Lawrence, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2014 -- Have you stood at the confluence of the Kansas & Missouri Rivers? Did you know the Kansas (Kaw) River is 170 miles long and provides recreation and drinking water to many in our area? For these reasons it is important to keep it healthy.
We have a full time advocate making sure to protect it, Friends of the Kaw. But we need your help to continue to do so. With issues such as dredging, runoff, industrial pollution, and stormwater runoff constantly threatening the health of the ecosystem, support is now critical.
You can support Friends of the Kaw by attending a Catfish Fry on Thursday, September 25th at Abe & Jake’s on the river in Lawrence. Tickets may be purchased online for $10 in advance or for $12 at the door. Enjoy a catfish dinner, a live band, a great exhibit on the Kansas Riverkings, and lots of fun and conversation about the Kaw. Support our work, and have a fun evening!
PRESS: To set up an interview with the Kansas Riverkeeper, call 785-312-7200.
ABOUT Friends of the Kaw
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. Its main uses are industrial: irrigation; water for three coal-fired power plants (including two of the nation’s filthiest); municipal wastewater; industrial discharges; and commercial sand and gravel mining.
For more than twenty years, our water-focused friends group has been the only grassroots conservation group dedicated to protecting the Kaw. Our members come from rural, urban, and suburban areas and represent canoers, kayakers, fisherfolk, hunters, birdwatchers, and locals who love the river. For more information check out http://kansasriver.org