KANSAS STATE PARKS GARNER RECREATION AND PARK ASSOCIATION AWARDS
Kansas Wildscape and Kansas Park and Recreation Association present awards
Several Kansas state parks and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) employees received awards at the annual Kansas Recreation and Parks Association (KRPA) Conference held late January in Hutchinson. Charlie Black, executive director of Kansas Wildscape, presented awards for the best OK Kids Day events. Meade State Park won first place ($400), El Dorado State Park second ($300), and Lovewell State Park third ($200). Lovewell State Park also won for the Most Innovative OK KIDS event in 2008.
The KDWP Statewide Geocaching Committee (Rick Cleveland, Wendy Bowles, Dave McElhiney, Mike Blair, Matthew Trujillo, Charlie Black, and Shari Wilson) won the KRPA Parks and Natural Resources Branch Interpretive Program Award, while Cedar Bluff State Park won the Recreation Branch Award for a special event, “Holiday in Lights.”