Photo by Sierra Club Kansas Chapter, Lawrence, Kansas Climate Strike
Named for the Wakarusa River, this Group's geographic area is the smallest in the Kansas Chapter, sandwiched between the Kanza and Topeka Groups and two rivers. Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas, was founded by anti-slavery activists in the mid-1800’s and is the most environmentally progressive city in Kansas. Haskell Indian Nations University, originally one of the federal boarding schools for Native American children, is located near the Baker University Wetlands south of town. On the north side of town, the Kansas River (a/k/a the Kaw) provides local recreational opportunities and water quality challenges. The area, like all of Kansas, occupies part of the ancestral lands of the Osage Nation.
Find our meetings and events on the chapter calendar.
Wakarusa Group Leaders
Group Officers (elected by the group executive committee)
Wakarusa Group Chair: Nancy Muma
Vice-Chair: Margaret Kramar
Secretary: Connie Stoker (non-voting)
Treasurer: Tad Kramar
Group Executive Committee (elected by group members)
Kathleen Harned (Lawrence) (2023-2024)
Margaret Kramar (Lecompton) (2022-2023)
Nancy Muma (Lawrence) (2023-2024)
Tad Kramar (Lecompton) (2022-2023)
Dawn Hawkins (Lawrence) (2023-2024)
Every year the group executive committee elects one of its members to serve as a voting member of the chapter executive committee.
Nancy Muma (she/her)
Chapter Delegate Alternate
Wakarusa Group Nominations Committee
Chair: Margaret Kramar - Contact Margaret
Wakarusa ExCom member Tad Kramar, non-ExCom member Cpnnie Stoker