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Kansas River Water Trail designation will be announced this Saturday!

posted Jul 11, 2012, 9:17 AM by Laura Calwell   [ updated Jul 11, 2012, 9:18 AM ]
The Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will designate the Kansas River Water Trail as the newest addition to National Water Trails System.  The Kansas River Water Trail is an exemplary example of cooperation and partnering to benefit all communities along the river and the State of Kansas. 

Kansas Governor Brownback invites you to attend the special event with the Secretary.

 When: 9 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012
 Where: Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 South Third Street, Manhattan, Kansas  66502.

Prior to the announcement at 8:30am Secretary Salazar will take a boat tour on the Kaw from the Fairmont Access (in Manhattan  under the 177 Bridge) to Ogden. It would be wonderful if he could witness folks paddling on the Kaw (HINT, HINT!)  If any of Friends of the Kaw's  paddling friends could organize a early morning float from Ogden to Manhattan that would be greatly appreciated.

(Note from the Kansas Riverkeeper: I'm literally crying with joy writing this message! I want to recognize and thank my husband, Mike Calwell, for his years of service and hard work assisting river communities build ten boat ramps and riverside parks on the Kaw.  More ramps are planned and Mike truly helped to make this designation a reality.)