Topeka organization hoping to get more Kansans out on the river

Published: Jul. 18, 2018 at 5:34 PM CDT
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A local organization is hoping to get more Kansans out on the river to take advantage of the natural resource.

"It is a very safe, natural amenity and it runs right through our city," said Eric Purcell, the Board Treasurer.

The Riverfront Authority met Wednesday morning to discuss some of their successful events and what activities they're planning for the future.

One of their most popular events was the Capitol Inaugural Paddle in May. About 65 people paddle boarded down the river from Silver Lake to the Kansas State River Boat Ramp.

They say they're always thinking of activities to do on the Kansas River.

"We could do a lot more things and activities and family-friendly events to get people out on the river," Purcell added.

Purcell says neighboring cities are taking advantage of their natural resources, and Topeka should do that as well.