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Playa Lake Workshop January 9-10, 2018

posted Nov 14, 2017, 6:03 AM by Kansas Alliance for Wetland and Streams   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 6:29 AM ]

The Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams invites you to our

Playa Lake Workshop and Tour

January 9-10, 2018

(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 9, 2018: Optional Landowner Tour (see attached itinerary).

  • January 10, 2018: Workshop at the Garden City, KS Finnup Center for Conservation Education

The one day Playa Lake Workshop at the Kansas Prairie Museum in Colby will feature well- known speakers who have decades of playa lake experience in management, ecology, hydrology research, and program cost delivery.

Four local playa lake landowners will be featured who will share their personal experiences with playa lakes on their farms and ranches. Many more playa lake speakers will cover USDA, KDWPT, PLJV, DU and other program cost delivery. Playa Lake Sponsors and Exhibitor booths will be at the Finnup Center Hart Hall.

The one day Playa Lake Landowner Site Tour in Wallace and Greeley Counties will demonstrate from playa lake landowners and the technical program cost delivery providers how playa lakes can be managed in effective and efficient ways for better conservation, management, recharge and for recreational enjoyment. Sharp Brothers Seed Co. will be providing the luncheon both days. 

We hope you will consider joining us in January and participating with our workshop and tour! Register ONLINE Here

If you have any questions about the workshop and tour please contact:

Joe Kramer                                                    Mary Howell                                        Jessica Mounts    

Workshop and Tour Schedule: (Click here to register online)

January 9, 2018 - Wallace & Greeley Counties Playa Tour

8:00 am

Shuttle Leaves Kansas Prairie Museum:

1905 S Franklin Ave, Colby, KS 67701

9:00 am

Shuttle Leaves Fort Wallace Museum:

2655 Highway 40 Wallace, KS 67761

9am - 12pm

Travel to and tour

12 pm

Lunch provided by Sharp Brothers Seed

1:30 - 4:00 pm

Travel to and tour

4:00 pm

Return to Fort Wallace Museum:

2655 Highway 40 Wallace, KS 67761

5:00 pm

Return to Kansas Prairie Museum:

1905 S Franklin Ave, Colby, KS 67701

January 10, 2018 - Kansas Prairie Museum, Colby KS

8:00 am

Registration Opens, Booths Open

9:00 am


9:10 - 9:50

Dr. David Haukos, KSU Cooperative F&W Research Unit Leader, “Ecosystem Services and Playa Lakes of the Great Plains”

9:50 - 10:30

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10:30 - 10:45


10:45 - 11:25

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11:25 - 12: 05 pm

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12:05 - 1:30

Lunch / Booth Info

1:30 - 2:30

Playa Landowner Panel

2:30 - 4:45

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