5/3/07

2007 KANSAS LEGISLATIVE CHANGES AFFECT KDWP

Four approved bills enact a variety of outdoor recreation changes TOPEKA -- The 2007 Kansas Legislature and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius have approved several new laws affecting the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and outdoor recreation in the state. Following are summaries of the bills approved in this year’s legislative session.
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NORTHWEST KANSAS LAKES RISE FROM RECENT MOISTURE

Rainfall helps, but much more neededPRATT -- The past five or six years have not been good ones for lakes in the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks' (KDWP) Region 1, the northwest portion of the state extending from Salina in the east to Scott City in the south. Drought has plagued the area, and many lakes have been so low that boat ramps ... Read More


GROUPS FORM COALITION TO SUPPORT FARM BILL CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

Kansas Conservation Coalition to lobby congressional delegationWICHITA -- In an effort to help build support for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) programs in the next federal Farm Bill, environmental, civic, and landowner organizations, along with several state agencies and private busine ... Read More


STATE FARM AIDS KANSAS WILDSCAPE’S O.K. KIDS WITH GRANT

Insurance company offers monetary, personal help with eventsLAWRENCE -- State Farm Insurance Company has approved a $20,000 grant to support Kansas Wildscape Foundation’s Outdoor Kansas for Kids (O.K. Kids) Program. The O.K. Kids program is a growing statewide effort with approximately 50 event locations where youth can participate in a variet ... Read More