Cheney Lake Watershed Appreciation Dinner


Rex Buchanan will be the featured speaker for the 2023 Cheney Lake Watershed
Annual Meeting and Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, February 9th at the
Pleasantview Activity Center, 5013 S. Dean Road, Hutchinson, Kansas. Soup and
pies prepared by the church youth group will be served at 6:30 pm with
Buchanan’s presentation at 7:00 pm. Anyone may attend and there is no cost but
reservations must be made by noon on February 7th by calling or texting Howard
at 620-727-6546 or emailing [email protected] The program is
made possible by Humanities Kansas, additional funding for this program was
donated in memory of Craig Miner.

Rex’s presentation is based on research he did for his book, Petroglyphs of the
Kansas Smoky Hills. Rex will highlight the carvings made by early native
peoples, what we know about the people who made them and what the carvings
communicate about the people and their connection to the land. The presentation
also discusses the challenges of dating and interpreting these carvings, the threats
posed by erosion and vandalism, and the role of landowners whose properties
shelter these carvings.

Cheney Lake Watershed, Inc. is a local non-profit organization comprised of
citizens promoting water quality protection for the North Fork Ninnescah and
Cheney Reservoir. The Annual Appreciation Dinner is an opportunity to celebrate
the accomplishments of the previous year and look forward to the work of the
coming year.

About Humanities Kansas
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Together with partners and supporters, Humanities Kansas inspires all Kansans to
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