For Immediate Release
January 16, 2009

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

KDHE Accepting Proposals for
Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) Projects

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Watershed Management Section, will be accepting proposals for Kansas Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy projects for State Fiscal Year 2010, Federal Fiscal Year 2009. The application period for project proposals will be January 15, 2009 – February 28, 2009.  Service Provider applications will be accepted beginning February 2nd, 2009.  Please visit https://kanphix.kdhe.state.ks.us/Public/KCW/ to apply.

A Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) is a planning and management framework that engages stakeholders in a process to identify watershed restoration and protection needs, establish watershed management goals, create a cost effective action plan to achieve goals, and implement the action plan.  The WRAPS process includes the following phases; Development, Assessment and Planning, and Implementation.

For more information about the WRAPS program, WRAPS projects, the WRAPS Project Requests for Proposal details, or the WRAPS Service Provider Request for Proposal details, please visit the Kansas WRAPS website at www.kswraps.org.

If you have additional questions, please contact Jaime Gaggero, WRAPS Program Coordinator, at 785-296-5579 or jgaggero@kdheks.gov.