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NWTF Logo The Kansas State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently approved a 2008 Hunting Heritage Super Fund project at Clinton Lake. The Kansas Dept. of Wildlife& Parks will use the $4,600 award to create woodland openings and restore grassland at Clinton Wildlife Area.Management of native grassland is very important on the Clinton Wildlife Area. Clinton has over 200 acres of historical native prairie, most all of the non-native cool season grasslands have been converted to warm season native grasses and wildflowers.

Primary species hunted on the area include deer, turkey, waterfowl, mourning dove, bobwhite quail, squirrel, and rabbit. Also, a wide array of non-game birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians can be found on the area or migrating through. Trapping, fishing, and wildlife viewing are also popular past times on the area.

The Hunting Heritage Super Fund was established in 1983 to support the NWTF’s conservation and education programs. The program pools money raised at banquets, or donated by individual or corporate sponsors.

KDWP Press Release Kansas Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation

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Activity-Based Consequential Learning (by doing!)

Stan Herd Pollinator Stamp

At Pendleton’s Market “Pollination Station” celebration of crop artist Stan Herd’s USPS-66044 Swallowtail Stamp, we found a Freedom’s Frontier prescription (Rx) for Wes Jackson’s Eco-Futures description (Dx) of “vision without sight/site.” WakarUSAWatershedPollinationStation Pix

– Boardmember Bob Burkhart


Pendleton’s Market Map to Pendleton’s
1446 E. 1850 Rd., Lawrence, KS 66046 Phone: 785-843-1409



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“Ancient Voices” by Ryan Stork

Generously commissioned by Boardmember Bob Burkhart

on behalf of the Kansas StreamLink Program


VanGo logoVan Go Mobile Arts, Inc. is an arts-based social service agency that provides year-round after-school and summer job-training programs to high-needs and under-served youth, ages 14-21.

Using art as the vehicle, Van Go is devoted to delivering constructive activities to children at risk for drug and alcohol use, teen pregnancy, truancy or delinquency.

Founded in 1997 as an innovative way to help fill existing gaps in social services, Van Go has been a lifeline for hundreds of kids and teens in crisis.

Our Mission: To improve the lives of high-needs youth using art as the vehicle for self-expression, self-confidence, and hope for the future.

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Value Added Farm Bus Tour
June 26, 2007
Greetings!Our bus tours visiting farms with value added enterprises have been very popular. Our next bus tour will be Wednesday, August 23. Please mark this date on your calendar.
This bus tour will leave Lawrence in the morning and return in the late afternoon. We will visit five farms featuring value added enterprises including fresh produce, mushrooms, a subscription service, alpaca products, pastured poultry and a variety of berries and fruits. Thanks to Karen Pendleton for organizing this tour! This bus tour is supported through a partnership with USDA’s Risk Management Agency. Details for the bus tour will sent to you later in July. The only charge will be for participants who purchase a box lunch during the tour.
I hope to join you on the bus on August 23! Sincerely,

Jerry Jost
Kansas Rural Center
Click here to learn more about the Kansas Rural Center

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From The Lawrence Journal World June 14, 2007

Construction of a new 4,800-square-foot museum at Clinton Lake could begin this fall.

A preliminary design will be on display during an open house and fundraiser this weekend at the Wakarusa River Valley and Heritage Museum in Bloomington Park at Clinton Lake. The approximately $400,000 museum would be built nearby, according to its director, Martha Parker…..



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From The Topeka Capitol Journal July 8, 2007 The first-ever handfishing season in Kansas opened June 15 and will run through the end of August. Two locations are open to handfishing:

1) the Arkansas River from the John Mack Bridge on Broadway Street in Wichita downstream to the Kansas-Oklahoma border and,

2) the Kansas River from its origin downstream to its confluence with the Missouri River.

Flathead catfish are the only species legal to take and a special permit is required ($27.15), in addition to a regular fishing license. For more information, see www.kdwp.state.ks.us.

Marc Murrell

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From The Topeka Capital-Journal July 8, 2007

>>Imagine wading through waist or even chest-deep water, feeling with your feet and hands as you go. You encounter a hole and your heart rate quickens. You take a deep breath and submerge to the entrance of the hole, sticking your hand slowly inside. All of a sudden and without warning, a huge catfish chomps on your hand and the battle is on. Sound like fun? Depending on your perspective it could be, but most people have another word for it.

“Different areas of the country call it different things,” said Fostana Jenkins of the typical terminology of fishing with your hands. “Some call it noodling, tickling, hogging, grabbling, but the number one thing is probably CRAZY!”

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