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New Website Location


Hi! In order to provide a stronger interface with our digital resources, we’ve moved the website to a new host. Things are still a little rough around the edges but we’re getting materials transferred over and adding new content all the time.

Hope to see you soon, Alison


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Posted on Friday, Jul. 13, 2007

Army Corps closes Clinton Lake dam outlet after trash buildup

By The Associated Press

LAWRENCE | The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today closed the Clinton Lake dam outlet to ward off fishermen.Officials said a rapid release of lake water has attracted more fish in the outlet on the dam’s east side. The corps is releasing 1,000 cubic feet of lake water per second, up from 21 cubic feet due to heavy rains.

The people who have come to take advantage of the plentiful fishing have also left more trash, said Jon Carlisle, ranger and natural resources specialist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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From Lawrence Journal World July 4, 2007

>>The city has tapped a planner who has overseen growth in areas ranging from Phoenix to Miami County to serve as its new director of planning and development services.

Scott McCullough, who currently oversees the planning department for Miami County south of Kansas City, was announced as the city and county’s choice for the new department, which will oversee planning efforts for the city and county and be in charge of building permits and inspection services for the city.

New planning director sees exciting future


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Lawrence Journal World June 19, 2007

>>The former planning director for the city of Lawrence has been hired to work full time for Douglas County. At the request of County Administrator Craig Weinaug, Linda Finger was appointed by county commissioners Monday to fill the new position of planning resource official.
Finger will work with the public, the county���s Building and Zoning Department and the Public Works Department in implementing the subdivision and access management regulations approved late last year.

County hires former city planning director


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City of Lawrence Charrette

Charette Report (http://www.lawrenceplanning.org/documents/CharretteReport.pdf)

The City is seeking input from developers, builders, neighborhood activists, property owners and providers of services that may be affected by changes proposed in the code.  The SmartCode is a series of proposed changes in the Lawrence development code designed to encourage growth and development of mixed use, traditional urban neighborhoods. The draft SmartCode is the product of months of staff review and is designed to be simpler to read and more flexible.

Copies of the draft SmartCode and the PlaceMakers Charrette Report are now available online through the Lawrence Planning Department at www.lawrenceplanning.org. Individuals are encouraged to review the proposed SmartCode. Comments can be made by calling or emailing Dan Warner, Long-Range Planner at (785) 832-3162 or dwarner@ci.lawrence.ks.us.

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Effectively utilizing the daily onslaught of digital information.

Reaching Nirvana in my Personal Learning Environment | Edugator Blog:

….Personal Learning Environments or personal learning environments – to be honest, I am sometimes a little lost with all the buzzwords…think about how I learn and whether I am using my learning tools as effectively as I could be. After reading Clive Sheppard’s post on Stephen Downes personal learning environment presentation at the recent eLearning Guild conference, I wanted to find out more about “personal learning environments” and what I could do to improve my own. If I have already lost you , then a great explanation of what a personal learning environments is can be found on Michele Martin’s Bamboo Project blog…..

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City of Lawrence Stormwater Wetland

A snow-filled channel through a freshly constructed stormwater retention “wetland”. The mock wetlands are east of the Haskell campus and northeast of the Baker/Haskell Wakarusa Wetlands. Haskell Indian Nations University Ecology students are using the area to study stormwater outflows from different types of wetland areas. A major interest is how to integrate green infrastructure with environmental needs such as habitat restoration. The wetland slows stormwater from the north and then drains south into a tributary of the Wakarusa River.

A Rails-to-Trails walking trail runs along the east side of the wetland.

These projects are part of the Kansas StreamLink program in cooperation with the City of Lawrence, HINU, and the Jayhawk Audubon Society. Funding for StreamLink is provided in part by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the United States EPA.

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