Daily Archives: July 11, 2012

The Kansas River Water Trail designation will be officially announced Saturday, July 14

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 StreetManhattanKansas  66502


Prior to the announcement at 8:30am Secretary Salazar will take a boat tour on the Kaw from the Fairmont Access (inManhattan 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 an 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.)