This details various grants made to KVHA for the purposes of implementing the WRAPS.
February 2006 to September 2007 Upper Wakarusa WRAPS Implementation Pt. 2 KS WRAPS 2005-0067 (KDHE & KWO)
This project helped solidify the UWW WRAPS Leadership Team, put more projects on the ground, and increased technical attention to the Deer Creek sub-watershed. The stakeholder base was diversified.
January 2005 to January 2006 Upper Wakarusa WRAPS Implementation
KDHE Project Number 2003_0013
This project funded a WRAPS Coordinator to work directly with the UWW Core Group to coordinate WRAPS implementation efforts, facilitate and strengthen stakeholder cooperation, track the status of the WRAPS goals and assess/address concerns in the WRAPS first priority areas.
September 2002 to March 2004 Educating and Organizing Kaw Valley Citizens for Watershed Protection US EPA CP-98723001
This project finalized and produced the WRAPS document and began to build WRAPS relationships with elected officials and the general public. Urban and Rural Issues work groups were established and general cooperative needs were identified.
October 2000 to December 2002 Kaw Valley Public Participation and Water Quality Protection US EPA CP-99787701
This project, by developing and implementing the building blocks of the Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) document, laid the groundwork for the development and eventual priority-driven implementation of the WRAPS in this watershed.
- Increased water quality data for the UWW by using citizen volunteers to collect water samples throughout the watershed. Samples were analyzed by the Kansas Biological Survey water quality lab. The results have helped prioritize sub-watershed and will be important baselines for future reference.
- Used the Wakarusa watershed as a pilot area for implementing BMPs via River Friendly Farmer (RFF). This project worked directly with seven Wakarusa Valley farms to trial water test kits to be used in conjunction with RFF.