1st film in Kansas Resource Council series on water to feature Cheyenne Bottoms, KWEC

"The Waters of Kansas -- Cheyenne Bottoms," the first film in a series of short documentaries on water in Kansas by the Kansas Natural Resource Council, will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156.

"We have been working on this project with Sharon Ashworth and the Kansas Natural Resources Council for the last year," said Curtis Wolf, KWEC manager. "They received a grant to produce several short documentaries about water resources in Kansas, and one of them focuses on Cheyenne Bottoms."

The films are intended to prompt discussion of Kansans' relationship with water as the state struggles to deal with water quality and quantity issues. A public discussion of local water issues, moderated by Robert Penner, Cheyenne Bottoms and avian programs manager for the Nature Conservancy and a KNRC board member, will follow the film.

Light refreshments will be provided, and casual discussions are encouraged after the formal program.

Clips from the film are available in the council's website, knrc.weebly.com. The Kansas Humanities Council provided major funding for the project.

The Kansas Natural Resource Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote environmentally responsible practices and sustainable natural resource policies.

The Kansas Humanities Council is a nonprofit organization that supports community-
based cultural programs, serves as a financial resource through an active
grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural
life of their communities. For more information, visit www.kansashumanities.org.

For more information, contact Sharon Ashworth, program manager, Kansas Natural Resource Council, by email to sharon.knrc@gmail.com.

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