Planet Kansas News

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Wichita River Festival

“Keep Your SPLASH in the River Clean” was this year’s motto for Southwind Group’s entry in the 35th Annual Wichita River Festival parade.  Southwind’s float utilized the river festival’s theme “Big Splash” and integrated a super hero theme into the choreography of the participants and
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Forever Wild 2006

Sierra Club Southwind Group joined the Great Plains Earth Institute, Bartlett Arboretum, Dyck Arboretum, Peace and Social Justice Center, Works of Heart, Arkansas River Coalition, Kansas Canoe and Kayak Association, Grandmas Farm, Environmental and Human Health, Eagle Valley Raptor Ce
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Earth Day Celebration

On Earth Day, Southwind did a trail maintenance project at the Satterthwaite Wildlife Refuge near Udall, Kansas.  Wildflowers were identified and lunch was provided by Frank Akerman.  A few hot dogs were burned for the good of the group.  Southwind then visited the Bartlett Arboretum
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Arkansas River Clean Up

Southwind Group organizes volunteers to clean up a section of the Arkansas River twice a year in cooperation with the City of Wichita’s “Arkansas River Advisory Committee.” On May 6, volunteers from fifteen organizations joined in the community-wide effort to remove litter and debris
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In Case You Wondered Why Kansas is Behind on Wind Power

In the last issue, Energy Committee Chair, Brooks Albery, reported on how Kansas utilities opposed a bill in the Kansas House promoting community wind power. See “Big Electric Utilities Team Up to Oppose Community Wind Bill” in the April-May issue of Planet Kansas. Here
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