Welcome to the WRAPS website, your destination for information about Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) projects and water quality resources in Kansas.
The Kansas WRAPS process offers a framework that engages citizens and other stakeholders in a teamwork environment aimed at protecting and restoring Kansas watershed (any area of land whose water drains to a single point). The WRAPS process consists of 4 stages:
- Identifying the watershed restoration and protection needs
- Establishing watershed goals
- Creating actions steps/plans to achieve the established goals
- Implementing the plans
Currently, 36 WRAPS projects have completed the first three steps of the WRAPS process and are currently implementing their plans. Funding for the WRAPS program is through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 319 and the Kansas State Water Plan; administered by a program advisory board, the WRAPS Work Group.
The WRAPS program is unique because the natural resource agencies of Kansas, supported by the Environmental Protection Agency, are seeking citizen and stakeholder input on how to best manage and protect our watersheds. Through WRAPS, local, state and federal program resources are being streamlined to do just that. Participation from stakeholders is essential to the success of the WRAPS program and the future of Kansas’ waters.