For Immediate Release
March 26, 2012

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE's WORKS! Conference in Dodge City March 27-29

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is hosting the 18th Annual WORKS! Conference March 27 – 29 at the Magouirk Conference Center in Dodge City. The conference theme this year is “Blazing New Trails in Sustainability” with an agenda focused on Recycling, Composting, Household Hazardous Waste and Renewable Energy.

The keynote address will be delivered by three nationally known waste reduction experts who will present “How National Perspectives Relate to Kansas.” Three ‘hands-on’ workshops are scheduled for the afternoon of Tuesday, March 27. In addition, the conference will host bus tours to Dodge City area facilities such as the Ford County Landfill and the Forget-Me-Not Dairy in Cimarron.

Also during the conference, KDHE Secretary and State Health Officer Robert Moser, M.D., is scheduled to induct the next member of the Kansas Solid Waste Hall of Fame and present the Kansas Environmental Steward Award.
To view the conference program booklet, visit

Who: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
What: Kansas WORKS! Conference
When: Tuesday, March 27 – noon, Thursday, March 29
Where: Magouirk Conference Center — 4100 W. Comanche in Dodge City