Water Wise Tigers raise water awareness at FHSU Basketball Games on November 29th

Water Wise Tigers, a Fort Hays State University Leadership 310 project team, is sponsoring the FHSU Women’s and Men’s basketball games on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. in an effort to give area residents some insight into the water situation in Hays by sharing information and tools that can help conserve the valuable resource.

The team will sponsor tables and games where people have a chance to win prizes like low-flow shower heads, shower timers and other water-saving devices.  During halftime of the basketball games, fans will have the chance to win t-shirts and gift cards.

Along with the 310 team other area representatives will be at the game to spread the message of the importance of water conservation in Western Kansas. These other sponsors include, Stacie Minson, KSU Watershed specialist, the KSU Big Creek Middle Smoky Hill Watershed and the City of Hays.

Members of the 310 team

Ashley Templeton, Wilson sophomore

Alan Dreith, Randolph junior

Eric Nelson, Salina senior

Jay Kindler, Alma, Neb. senior,

Anna Sun, Shenyang, China sophomore

Salome Li, Shenyang, China sophomore

The Big Creek Middle Smoky Hill River Watershed Restoration And Protection Strategies project began in November 2003, where farmers, rural residents, along with city, county and state government could identify water concerns. The watershed is 2,400 square miles and covers portions of 10 counties in west-central Kansas which is home to Big Creek, the Smoky Hill River, and Kanopolis Reservoir.

Along with their game sponsorship and information distribution efforts, the team is conducting a survey to gauge water conservation efforts at FHSU which can be found here.

Check out the Water Wise Tigers Facebook page for updates on events and more information on water conservation here.

If interested in having a table at the games, contact Ashley Templeton at amtempleton@mail.fhsu.edu.

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