March 19 - 25 is National Fix-a-Leak Week!
We all know that water is one of the greatest resources Kansas has to offer. Each of us depends on a constant water supply for our needs: whether it's washing the winter salt off of our cars or filling bowls for the family pet, water is something that every household cannot do without. But did you know that you might be using more than you thought? One out of every ten homes waste at least 90 gallons of water per day, without even knowing it.
What's the culprit? Leaks.
To celebrate National Fix-a-Leak Week, KCARE Watershed Specialist Stacie Minson offers some tips for identifying leaks in your home, and inexpensive solutions to help Fix-A-Leak.
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Are you a producer interested in strengthening the environmental stewardship of your operation? Take one of our surveys today!
What's In Your Water? Find out about your water quality and the steps you can take to affect water quality efforts across the state.
Interested in installing tire tanks for livestock watering, developing low volume springs, or installing a solar water pump? The KCARE Publications page has information on these topics and more.
Stay current with KCARE
K-State research faculty and extension specialists play a large role in the efforts to conserve and improve water quality in Kansas. This video, from K-State Research and Extension, highlights several of our KCARE-affiliated researchers: from cover crop field studies to improved irrigation technology to the important work of our watershed specialists. Read more about other projects in issues of our KCARE newsletter, KCARE Research Today.
Call for Proposals
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) has announced the availablility of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for 2018. Check out KCARE's Funding Opportunities page for more information.
Out with the old, in with the new
Kansas State University established KCARE in order to coordinate and enhance the research, extension, and teaching activities that focus on environmental issues relating to agriculture. KCARE supports research spanning multiple departments and disciplines: soil science, smoke management, cropping systems, water quality and irrigation, fertilizer research, and climate studies.
Although the core mission for us remains the same, our look is starting to change. As a part of this, we are excited to share with our updated KCARE logo. This design encompasses the connection between agriculture and the environment which is at the heart of KCARE. It is our privilege and pleasure to work with research and extension faculty, students, and members of our community to explore new ways to create quality solutions for the environmental issues our state faces now and into the future. Through our partnerships, we are helping Kansas agriculture remain successful and sustainable.
Copies of the KCARE logo are available for interested stakeholders. Possible uses include as a link to the KCARE website on personal or departmental webpages, or on brochures or handouts including KCARE-supported research. Contact KCARE for more information.