Kansas River Tire Cleanup near Linwood

Friends of the Kaw and Kansas Department of Health & Environment, Bureau of Waste Management are organizing a tire cleanup on the Kansas River south of LinwoodKS on Saturday, April 20 from 11am to 3pm.

They need:

Volunteers to dig tires out of the sand – please wear long pants and sturdy, closed toed shoes and bring a shovel and work gloves. You will receive a cool T-shirt and hot dog lunch. Tires are mostly on an island and we will transport adults  a short distance via canoes. There will be opportunities for adults with older children to clean up the bank and sandbar.

ATV’s and their owners to arrive at the location (see below) at 10:30am to unload.  ATV’s will drag tires from the sand bar, up the bank to the staging area.

Several four wheel drive vehicles to transport participants from road to staging area.

For more information or if you can provide an ATV or transport vehicle please let Laura now at 785 312 7200 or [email protected]

            Directions: Linwood is located between Bonner Springs and Lawrence on K-32. From K-32 turn south at Stout’s Corner (convenience store) and follow the signs to 

Alexander Rd.

 where cars will be parked. You will need to sign a liability waiver and then be transported by van a short distance to the cleanup area.

            Come have fun and help with a great project to improve the quality of the Kaw.