Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

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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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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