Friends of Konza Prairie
What is Konza Prairie?
Konza Prairie Biological Station is an 8,600-acre tallgrass prairie preserve nestled in the Flint Hills of Kansas. It is a biological field station dedicated to research, education and conservation of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Konza Prairie is a preserve of The Nature Conservancy managed by Kansas State University's Division of Biology.
What is Friends of Konza Prairie?
Friends of Konza Prairie (FOKP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the support of Konza Prairie. As a member, your contributions are tax-deductible (less benefits received) and support Konza Prairie's education programs, facilities and trails.
What does FOKP do?
- Supports the Environmental Educator who develops educational programs for K-12 students and the general public, including the Docent Program, on prairie ecology and tallgrass prairie research and conservation.
- Supports education facility improvements, including hiking trail maintenance.
- Markets Konza Prairie merchandise to raise funds for our education programs.
- Provides educational presentations about Konza Prairie to local organizations, through the FOKP Presenter's Bureau.
- Sponsors special events at Konza Prairie throughout the year, such as the Annual Wildflower Walk on Butterfly Hill in June, the Fall Bison Barbecue Potluck at the Annual Meeting of members in September, and the Old-Fashioned Holiday Gathering at the historic stone ranch house in December, as well as invitations to special speakers.
We encourage you to share our brochure with family and friends.
FOKP brochure (pdf format, 3.12 MB)