April 4, 2014

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE Announces "Keep It Clean Kansas" State Park Cleanup Event

Registration open for volunteers

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and Westar Energy, is announcing the first ever Keep It Clean Kansas state park cleanup event scheduled for Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to noon in recognition of Earth Day.

Five state parks across Kansas have been selected for the cleanup event with a different set of parks to be selected in subsequent years. Volunteers at each park will receive a T-shirt and lunch will be provided. KDHE invites the public to register at

"We are excited to get communities across Kansas involved in preserving the natural beauty of our state parks," said Bill Bider, Bureau of Waste Management director. "By selecting five or six different parks each year, we can ensure that every one of our state parks is cleaned on a five-year rotating basis."

The following state parks were selected for 2014:

Please register as soon as possible to ensure an appropriate number of T-shirts and lunches can be planned for each state park.