• Registration for FREE Playa Workshop Now Open! The Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams invites you to ourPlaya Lake Workshop and TourJanuary 10-11, 2017 (Click here to register online!)Registration and lunch is FREE for playa lake landowners on BOTH days, thanks to our sponsors!Join us for state of the art information and program delivery management options for playa lakes in Kansas.  January 10, 2017: Optional Landowner Tour (see attached itinerary).January 11, 2017: Workshop at the Garden City, KS Finnup Center for Conservation EducationThe one day Playa Lake Workshop at the Garden City Finnup Center will feature four well- known speakers who have decades of playa lake experience in management, ecology, hydrology research, and program cost delivery. Three local playa lake ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2016, 8:36 AM by Kansas Alliance for Wetland and Streams
  • Duck Hunters and Private Landowners Appreciate Wetland Workshop Pleasanton, Kansas - The Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge hosted a wetland workshop for landowners, producers and wetland managers on October 1st, 2016.  The event was organized by the Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams with support from The Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited, WESTAR Energy, Star Seed Company, Natural Resource Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and Missouri Department of Conservation. “I really appreciated this focused day on waterfowl habitat,” said Brad Bradley, a landowner who attended the workshop.  “It was a brilliant idea to involve surrounding local private landowners in the conservation efforts for waterfowl, and the agencies and biologists cooperated very well to pull off such an informative and ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2016, 1:00 PM by Kansas Alliance for Wetland and Streams
  • Flint Hills Stream the Subject of Holistic Watershed Management Plan September 22, 2016Funding from Kingsbury Family Foundation Supports Conservation ResearchManhattan, Kansas - A project to develop and implement a holistic watershed management plan for a heritage stream in the Flint Hills recently received additional funding support from the Kingsbury Foundation in Kansas. The Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams (KAWS) has been working through partnerships for a decade to build technology that can find and show the largest issues affecting our streams, rivers, wetlands and water bodies.The project has been ongoing, but the new funding will assist with further research and validation of the existing tools, which include GIS, online mapping and flood analysis. This phase of the project will be completed by the end of 2018. Scientists ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2016, 12:13 PM by Kansas Alliance for Wetland and Streams
  • Conservation Grant to Fund Wetland Restoration at Great Plains Nature Center August 18, 2016Wichita, Kansas - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently announced that community-led wetland, stream and coastal restoration projects across the nation have been awarded approximately $2.2 million in grants. The grantees have committed an additional $5.2 million in local project support, creating a total conservation investment of more than $7.4 million in projects that will restore wildlife habitat and urban waters. These projects will engage thousands of volunteers, students and local residents in community-based conservation projects. The Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams (KAWS) was awarded one of the 58 “Five-Star and Urban Restoration” grants for 2016. These funds will be used to renovate an existing 2.6-acre wetland ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2016, 12:12 PM by Kansas Alliance for Wetland and Streams
  • KAWS Announces New Executive Director August 1, 2016Cheney, Kansas - The Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams, a non profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the natural heritage and resources of Kansas, is pleased to announce that Jessica Mounts of Cheney, KS has been named as its new Executive Director. Mounts will fill the vacancy left by Jeff Neel, who will continue his work with KAWS as Program Director of Applied Research, Restoration and Monitoring.Mounts’ resume includes twelve years of experience in fisheries, water conservation and natural resources, as well as successful leadership building teams and programs. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Newman University, earned a mini-Master’s of Public Administration at Wichita State University, and is ...
    Posted Sep 22, 2016, 12:11 PM by Kansas Alliance for Wetland and Streams
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