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What It Takes To Be The Official Kansas Riverkeeper

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Alex Smith
Heartland Health Monitor
This is Kaw Point, overlooking the Kansas River just outside of Kansas City.

The Friends of The Kaw is celebrating 30 years of conservation and preservation of the Kansas River and it takes a lot of work to do it.

Whether it's cleaning plastic out of sandbanks, educating students about water ecology, or working with cities on shoreline land development; maintaining the Kansas River is a full-time job. The official 'Kansas River Keeper' explains.

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