TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- The Kansas River has more beaches than California, Friends of the Kaw says, and Kansans have a new way to enjoy them.
Earlier today Gov. Sam Brownback cut an oar, rather than a ribbon, to dedicate the Belvue River Ramp on the bank of the Kansas River.
He spoke to more than one hundred water enthusiasts who canoed with him from Wamego to the ramp in Belvue.
The governor emphasized the river's potential for recreational activity and community building.
Friends of the Kaw, the Kansas Riverkeepers, along with Secretary of Wildlife and Parks Robin Jennison, a Wamego High School Outdoor Recreation class and members of the legislature also participated in the ceremony.
The governor honored those involved in ramp construction with commemorative oars oars bearing his signature.