Sedgwick County


Project Name Summary/Additional Information
Aquatic Biomonitoring Workshop for Secondary Teachers For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Ark River Keepers: A Public Education Program For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Arkansas River Water Quality Study For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Cheney Lake Clean-Up and Re-vegetation For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Constructed Wetlands in Sedgwick County For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Country Living Workshops For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Drinking Water Quality in Andale HS Attendance Area For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Earth Awareness Research for Tomorrow's Habitat (E.A.R.T.H.) This project facilitates the implementation of a yearlong teaching curriculum for soil, water, air science and living resources. The curriculum correlates with the Kansas Science Education Standards, Fourth Working Draft, April 1999. Funding is used to support a coordinator and enhance water quality protection education.... A two day long workshop/festival will give opportunities for classes to show what they have learned from the curriculum. The program will be executed in priority watersheds in Sedgwick County.
Golf Course Water Quality Protection Demonstration Site Selection This project is designed to develop a list of golf courses (2 or 3) in the Wichita Area which would be accommodating to the idea of implementing water quality protection measures on their courses with some water or other monitoring incorporated in to the agreement.
Golf Course Water Quality Protection Implementation Demonstration & Technical Assistance This project will result in water quality protection plans for two golf courses in the Wichita, KS area, Rolling Hills and Willow Bend. These were selected through a process from an earlier project (Golf Course Site Selection NPS k2 -025). The tasks of the project will include: 1) potential pollutant source inventory, 2) identification of existing practices, 3) monitoring of both water chemistry and aquatic life and 4) pre and post application of water quality protection measures or best management systems to protect the local water resources. There will be some nonpoint source pollution demonstration funds available to the golf course (signage for the specific practice required). The golf courses will also be the site of a brochure WSU produced for the Braeburn Golf Course on the WSU campus. All water samples will be taken as grab samples. Southern Illinois University will be analyzing for pesticides used on the premises, while WSU will use HACH kits for alkalinity, ammonia, chloride, BOD, Hardness, nit
Golf Course Water Quality Protection Technology Transfer Workshop For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
High School Lake and Stream Monitoring For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Investigating the effects of Storm water Runoff from Public Use and Recreational Areas. Part 1 - 3 For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Little Ark River NPS Agriculture Education For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Local Environmental Protection Study Committee Research Support For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Restoration of Gypsum Creek The objectives of this project are multiple in nature in a 3 to 5 year time span. First, there is water quality monitoring for pre water quality protection/habitat enhancement. Secondly there will be modeling done to develop recommendations for City of Wichita and the team to approve for implementation. Some local stream restoration I&E will also be implemented through public meetings etc. In phase 2, the next grant project period, the construction and implementation will begin. 
South Fork of the Ninnesca River Trash Collection For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Storm Drain Stenciling For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Storm Water Treatment/Parking Lots (Riverside Neighborhood Storm water Project) For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Subsurface Drip Irrigation to Protect Shallow Groundwater Quality Subsurface Drip irrigation is being considered a cutting edge technology for irrigation producers. Reduced evaporation, runoff and more efficient nutrient application are positive aspects of the practice. However, in shallow groundwater circumstances, there will be fine-tuning, which needs to be demonstrated. The project area includes the Equus Beds, which supplies much of the public water in the area. A monitoring strategy will be developed to evaluate ground and surface water impacts. This is a 5-year project through the Sedgwick County Extension.
Upper Sedgwick County Land Treatment 1&2 For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Water Quality Evaluation of NPS Urban Storm Water Runoff from Public Use and Recreation Areas - Part 1 & 2 For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.