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Wed, Apr 17

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Clarion Inn

Upper Arkansas Watershed Group Annual Meeting

Don't miss the opportunity to attend the first Annual Meeting of the Upper Arkansas Watershed Group at The Clarion. Join us for an evening of informative discussions and an engaging presentation from Hannes Zacharias. This is an event you won't want to miss!

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Time & Location

Apr 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

Clarion Inn, 1911 E Kansas Ave, Garden City, KS 67846, USA

About the event

 Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn about the Upper Arkansas Watershed Group. Discover how this group was formed and how it plans to tackle the challenges facing Southwest Kansas. Hear about the proposed projects and the group's future vision. Don't miss this chance to be a part of a community dedicated to preserving and improving the Upper Arkansas Watershed.

Guest Speaker Hannes Zacharias will present "Rediscovering the Arkansas River." The Arkansas River pierces the heart of America, stretching 1,469 miles from the Tennessee Pass in Colorado to the Mississippi River at the eastern edge of Arkansas. As the nation's sixth-longest river, it is both the economic engine and burden to millions of people and scores of cities bordering its banks. From raging rapids to diversion dams for irrigation ditches, to dry streambeds, and finally, barge traffic, this presentation will examine the impact this wild, elusive, and embattled river has had on cities, towns, and adjacent farmland, starting with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 through to the present day. 

Hannes Zacharias is the Robert A Kipp, professor of practice in public administration at the University of Kansas. 

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