Featured Speaker: Dawn Buehler, “Friends of the Kaw the Kansas River and the Watershed”
Musical Guest: Coyote Bill Duo
Community Moment: David Krampus
Dawn Buehler is the Kansas Riverkeeper® & Executive Director of Friends of the Kaw. In addition to managing the daily activities of FOK, she monitors, responds to and mediates suspected pollution incidents to Kansas River; schedules and facilitates educational paddle trips; and manages advocacy efforts to protect and preserve the Kansas River.
Dawn was born and raised in the Kaw River Valley in DeSoto on a 2,000-acre crop farm. The family farm ran along the Kansas River in DeSoto. She spent her childhood riding alongside her father, learning about the importance of taking care of the soil and water and providing for the family. She also spent many hours on the beautiful Kansas River fishing, camping, canoeing and riding in her Dad’s airboat. Her love for the river began at this early age, when she would sit and watch the sunset on the river at the end of each farm day.
Dawn continued to help on the farm and also earned both a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Conservation from Oregon State University and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Baker University. Dawn has spent her career working as a conservationist, accountant and farmer. Dawn’s passion is watershed management and finding ways we can all work together to improve our watershed and the quality of the Kansas River. As a Kansas native, Dawn has a vested interest and passion for the river.
Dawn is happiest when she is outdoors. You can often find her fishing, hiking, kayaking, reading and exploring. Dawn lives with her family, including two chocolate Labs, on their farm south of Eudora.
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