Douglas County


Project Name Summary/Additional Information
City of Lawrence Riparian Wetland Project For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Clinton Lake Water Quality Assessment, Part 1 & 2 For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Clinton Lake Watershed Modeling Assessment, Part 1 & 2 For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Developing a WRAPS for the Upper Wakarusa Watershed For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Erosion Control and Conservation of Haskell Wetlands For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Hillsdale Water Quality Protection Project 1-10 The Hillsdale Water Quality Project, Inc. is based on the principles of community watershed environmental protection planning and implementation. The Board of Directors has established the following objectives: 1) Educate the public about point and nonpoint sources of pollution in the watershed; 2) Introduce pollution control practices in agricultural areas, construction sites, and neighborhoods to protect water quality and the total natural resource base; 3) Solidify the project's organizational structure and funding to insure long -term protection of the lake's watershed. These objectives will be achieved by developing volunteer groups within the communities to provide education programs to the public; implement, in cooperation with residents, pollution control practices; monitor the lake and tributaries with the assistance of volunteers; and devise long -range planning to accommodate the growth in development of the watershed.
Marais Des Cygnes River Basin Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Project For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Preventing Pollution in Our Storm water Drains The water pollution problems this project addresses are the illegal/improper dumping of materials, such as motor oil, paint, fertilizer, pesticides, yard waste, litter, and pet waste into the Storm Drainage System within the City of Lawrence. The primary objective of the project is to educate and inform targeted Lawrence neighborhood groups, civic organizations, and schools about water flow through their local watershed and to illustrate how individual actions can affect community water quality. In order to achieve this, the Waste Reduction and Recycling Division will: Develop a 10 minute video presentation and a 60 second Public Service Announcement about Lawrence watersheds, explaining how water flows through the Lawrence watershed, and how poorly disposed of residential wastes (automotive products, pesticides, yard waste, pet waste, paint, and litter) affect our storm drainage system and potentially affect our water quality. This presentation would include the following: Information on surface water flo
Talking Trash for Water Quality Douglas County Conservation District in cooperation with the local Natural Resources Conservation Service developed a series of workshops and tours. These tours consisted of cropland water quality protection measures and some "water use" examples such as a commercial fisherman on the Missouri River. Workshops consisted of KDHE presenting watershed conditions information, which included TMDL and monitoring information.
Watershed-Storm Drainage Education and Mapping For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Wetlands Habitat-A Rural School's Focus For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.