The Arkansas River and Little Arkansas River are valuable assets providing pastoral beauty, wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities to Wichita and the region. Over the years, water quality in these rivers has improved substantially with more effective treatment technologies, better land management practices, and increasingly more stringent water quality regulations. Nevertheless, there is opportunity for additional improvement.
Wichita Clean Streams was established in 2014 to develop and implement water quality improvement projects in the community that restore and protect the overall health of the river. In addition to water quality improvement projects, Wichita Cleans Streams provides water quality education to community members through community outreach.
Baylee Cunningham, Chairman
Hoyt Hilman, Vice Chairman
Rebecca Lewis, Treasurer
Cindy Le, Member
Angie Plummer, Member
Michaela Rempkowski, Member
Wichita Clean Streams is supported by an EPA 319 Grant managed by the Kansas Department Health & Environment WRAPS program for the Lower Arkansas River watershed.
The purpose of this Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) plan is to outline a strategy for achieving the watershed restoration and protection goal of meeting designated use criteria for all segments of the watershed and providing for the protection of water resources that currently meet designated use water quality standards, but may be in danger of degradation.
For more information, or to review the Wichita Clean Streams Watershed Development Plan please contact us.