A Special Day For The Youth Of Kansas

Outdoor Kansas for Kids (OK Kids) Day was conceived to encourage children, and their parents, to set aside a day to spend some quality time in the out-of-doors.Organized by the Kansas Wildscape Foundation, a nonprofit foundation focused on providing outdoor recreational opportunities in Kansas, OK Kids Day will be celebrated on Saturday, September 8, 2001.

With the financial and in-kind assistance of Program Sponsor Bass Pro Shops and State Sponsor Capitol Federal Foundation, Wildscape plans to have more than 10,000 Kansas kids hiking, canoeing, fishing, biking, hunting and birdwatching at each of Kansas’ 20 state parks, at many of the 100 city and county parks facilities, and at numerous private sites throughout the state. No batteries will be required as the youth of Kansas experience the fun and excitement of the great Kansas outdoors.

Major partners also include the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA). KRPA endorsed OK Kids at their annual meeting and many of its 240 community members are signing up to host events. OK Kids is wholeheartedly supported by my administration as well, as I had the opportunity to formally recognize the program with an official state proclamation in July.

Tuttle Creek State Park

Host an Outdoors Skills Workshop at Fancy Creek. Stations scheduled to include fishing, fly fishing, archery, shotgun use utilizing the portable thrower, primitive camping skills and setting up tents, mountain biking, hide tanning, and an outdoor skills and identification trail. Stations will be set up with groups of ten circled between stations by group leaders. Partners: AmeriCorps, Tuttle Creek Friends of Fancy Creek Shooting Range, TC Lake Association, COE, Riley County Fish and Game, Flint Hills Fly Fishing Club, Manhattan Park and Rec., Flint Hills Trail Riders Association, and other KDWP Divisions.

Tuttle Creek State Park- Contact: Todd Lovin, (785) 539-7941 TuttlecreekSP-@wp.state.ks.us