Daily Archives: July 28, 2012

Archery in the Schools Program Training Workshop July 31

Become an instructor for growing archery program

A training workshop for the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) program will be conducted at Kingman schools on Tuesday, July 31, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The workshop will be conducted by Bob Funke, Erika Brooks, and Jesse Gehrt of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT). The program is free, and participants will receive Basic NASP Archery Instructor Certification.

            The workshop is sponsored by KDWPT and the Kingman school system. For more information concerning NASP, to pre-register for the workshop, or for information on how to obtain funding to establish this program in your area, phone Bob Funke at 620-431-9898, email[email protected], phone Erika Brooks at 620-672-0770, or email[email protected].

Kansas River Water Trail Dedicated

Kansas River Water Trail Dedicated

The Kansas River Water Trail was officially signed into the National Water Trail system by Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in front of the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, Kansas. 

The Friends of the Kaw and Kansas Riverkeeper worked hard to help realize their goal to make the Kaw a 170 mile linear park.  The Kansas River was the latest to be included in the National Water Trails System that was unveiled by Interior Secretary Salazar in February of 2012. This event may help focus attention on the Kaw that has been included in the top ten list of America’s most endangered rivers by the American Rivers organization. To read comments by Jessie Thomas-Bate the Coordinator of Most Endangered Rivers visit http://www.americanrivers.org/newsroom/blog/jthomas-20120531-making-the-right-decision-for-the-kansas-river.html