Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Wind Power on the Ferrell Ranch

On the Saturday following our March program in which we viewed “Kilowatt Ours” ten Southwind Sierrans and one guest toured the newest wind farm in the state. Pete Ferrell, whom some of you know through our weekend backpacking trips on his ranch in the Flint Hills, was our
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A Trip to Ha Ha Tonka by Dave Patton THB Outings Chair

In late March, my wife Kathy and I along with about 20 other outdoor minded individuals spent the weekend exploring Ha Ha Tonka State Park located in the Missouri Ozarks. Ha Ha Tonka State Park contains some of Missouri’s best examples of Karst topography. Hundreds or millions of year
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Volunteers: The Faces of the Sierra Club!

At least twenty Kanza Group volunteers helped educate Kansas City area residents again this spring, by volunteering to promote Sierra Club programs at various events. Pitching our message in the public arena gives us credibility and builds our base; both are critical to our success. T
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Wildflower Walk

WichitaStateUniversityFieldState near Viola, Kansas hosted Southwind members for a rainy day plant identification walk on the bank of the NinnescahRiver.  Professor Don Disler and Art Youngman answered questions and named plants for the group.  Bobbie Keltner was surprised that the ar
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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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