As always, the Kansas Riverkeeper and the Board of Directors for Friends of the Kaw have been hard at work setting our goals for protecting the Kansas River and developing a strategy to implement these goals:
- Our goal this year is to increase our strength by doubling our membership and utilizing the resources that you as a member bring to our organization.
- One of the most effective ways to attract new members is for us to tell the story of the Kaw and the threats it faces.You can help us reach our membership goal by suggesting organizations that may be interested in hearing a presentation on the Kansas River and putting us in contact with the leaders of those organizations. In the past we have presented to church groups, civic groups, youth groups and other nonprofits. We would like to share our new community mapping program with as many groups as possible - this information will be integrated into Friends of the Kaw's River Inventory. If you have any suggestions for potential speaking engagements please contact us.
- One additional way you can help us this year is to make a tax-deductible, charitable donation to Friends of the Kaw. As you are probably aware, Friends of the Kaw is the only environmental organization in the state of Kansas that has a full-time paid employee dedicated to monitoring issues that impact the Kansas River. While Friends of the Kaw has been very successful in writing grants, those funds are committed to specific projects and cannot be used pay to the Riverkeeper for the time she spends conducting her enforcement activities. We are asking you to give what you can and help us keep the Riverkeeper investigating polluters, patrolling the Kansas River and most importantly educating people about the wonderful opportunities a clean Kansas River brings to the citizens of Kansas.
- Making a tax-deductible charitable donation to Friends of the Kaw is easy. You can make your donation online or you can always mail us a check at: Friends of the Kaw, P.O. Box 1612, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.
As always, we thank you for supporting Friends of the Kaw and look forward to hearing from you soon. If you have any questions about Friends of the Kaw’s planned activities for this year or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact me or the Riverkeeper.
Very truly yours,
Chad Lamer, President
Friends of the Kaw
P.O. Box 1612
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
785 312 7200