KDWP to Receive $4.3 Million in Grants to Conserve At-risk Wildlife

Kansas City, Kan. – In an announcement made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Oct. 19, 2022, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will receive a portion of more than $66.7 million in matching grants to be distributed across 16 states and Guam in support of imperiled species. The grant dollars are […]

Spiders for Halloween? Not Likely, says K-State Entomologist

By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news   Manhattan, KS. – They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. And all together ooky…   But unlike the Addams Family of 1960s television fame, spiders are likely to be gone by Halloween.   Kansas State University entomologist Jeff Whitworth says four spider species common to […]

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

Topeka, KS– The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.  A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or paint floating on the water and be colored blue, bright green, brown or […]

Don’t Wait to Perform Garden Equipment Maintenance

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— As temperatures drop and the first freeze approaches Kansas, draining hoses and irrigation lines should be at the top of the to-do list. Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham provides several tips to extend the longevity of garden tools and equipment. “Hoses […]

What if Jacuzzi-Like Water Jets Could Save a Lake? Scientists Will Try it in Kansas

Manhattan, KS— Tuttle Creek Lake sits like a shrunken version of its former self. Take the abandoned campground: Drinking water stopped reaching its pipes as the reservoir filled with mud. Several boat ramps now lead only to dirt. Locals remember waterskiing in these areas, before so much silt filled it in and cut the lake’s surface […]