Kansas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Host 40th Anniversary

                          Happy 40th to the
The Kansas Chapter of the Wildlife Society (KCTWS) will be hosting a 40th year anniversary event on Friday August 23rd, 2013. The event will recognize all charter members and past presidents for their dedication and leadership in the Chapter’s 40 year history. Family members are welcome and encouraged to attend!! A guided tour of Konza Prairie Biological Station will be held on Saturday the 24th for those interested.

            Agenda for the event:

            Friday August 23rd 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm @ Camp Tomahshinga

            The Chapter will hold a brief business meeting followed by a raffle and auction to raise funds for the newly established Dr. Robert Robel scholarship. Charter members and past presidents will be recognized for their contributions to the Chapter. Elk burgers will be on the grill and all other food and soft drinks will be provided. If it rains indoor facilities will be available.

            Directions: Tomahshinga is just south of Junction CityFrom Interstate 70, Exit at the Marysville/Herington exit, exit 295. Head south on highway 77 for approximately 2.8 miles. Turn left (east) on Lyon Creek Rd. Proceed about 1.5 miles. The camp’s drive will be on your right. From the South, Proceed to highway 77. Travel north on 77 until 

Lyon Creek Rd.

 (If you reach Interstate 70 you have gone too far.) Turn right (east) on Lyon Creek Rd. Travel approximately 1.5 miles. The camp’s drive will be on the right. Follow the road into the camp until you get to Gobber Pavilion located just past the swimming pool.

            Saturday August 24th, 8:30 am @ Konza Prairie Biological Station.

            Join researchers for a guided tour of Konza Prairie and learn about the latest research on patch burning and other aspects of prairie management. A bus will leave Konza headquarters at 9:00 am for the tour and will return around noon. Lunch is on your own after the tour. 

            In order to plan for meals and the tour, please RSVP to Matt Smith: [email protected](785-658-2465 ext. 204) by August 16th.

            For those needing lodging on the 23rd, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn (785-579-6950) in Junction City Rooms will be held until August 14th at a rate of $85 per night. Hampton Inn is located off of exit 296, on I-70. From the roundabout exit onto 

Washington Street

, travel one block to the hotel.