A group of volunteers from the Westar Energy Green Team volunteered their time Friday morning to help maintain the Flint Hills Nature Trail in Osage City.
Westar Energy’s Green Team will host youth dove hunts again this year at Jeffrey Energy Center in St. Marys.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment will team up with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and Westar Energy for the fourth annual “Keep it Clean Kansas” state park cleanup event, which runs from 8 to 11 a.m. April 22 at various state parks.
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Local utility company Westar Energy (NYSE: WR) has been in headlines in recent weeks for a proposed deal that would allow it to be acquired by Great Plains Energy, which operates Kansas City Power and Light Company.
What isn’t often as well-publicized about the company, however, is the relationship it has with hunters, anglers, conservationists and other outdoors enthusiasts in the community — particularly as it pertains to the Jeffrey Energy Center facility and the property surrounding it.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.