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Environmental Sustainability for the Salina Community

Salina, Kansas

The U.S. EPA provides technical assistance and grant funds through the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. This program helps communities organize and take action to reduce risks due to toxic pollutants and environmental health concerns in the local environment. A two-year, Level I grant was awarded for Salina to better understand, identify, and prioritize their environmental health issues. The Salina CARE Program fact sheet [PDF] provides details about this process and the Salina partners supporting the project.  Results of public ranking of issues and background information on identified issues are available below.

A subsequent two-year, Level II grant was awarded to the City of Salina to implement projects that address some of the priority environmental health concerns including radon, lead, and other Healthy Homes issues; stormwater quality; water conservation; organic gardening and food preservation; and proper disposal of household hazardous waste and unused pharmaceuticals.  The ultimate goal of CARE projects is to establish a long-term structure of volunteers and practices that promote sustainability in the community.

Salina Spring Spruce-up 2014
Saturday, April 12
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Use the form at this button or call 785-823-3128. Return signed forms to The Volunteer Connection, 239 N. Santa Fe, or fax to 823-3819, or bring it to the Kick-off on April 12.

Kick-off meeting at Kenwood Park Shelter #1 (next to the locomotive), 7:30-8:00 a.m.

  • Eat breakfast
  • Check in
  • Receive final instructions

Projects include --

  • Renovation of Big Brothers/Big Sisters' new office
  • Moving/cleaning at Ashby House's new warehouse
  • Storm water inlet stenciling and information dissemination
  • Brush and trash removal from river banks and trails near YMCA

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Discover Salina Naturally:  11:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Lakewood Park (south side)

DISCOVER Salina's past, present, and future.  DISCOVER historical characters from Salina's past.  DISCOVER Salina's natural history.  DISCOVER sustainable practices that will take Salina into the 21st century.  No cost to participate!  Something for everyone.  Many kid’s activities.

Download a PDF version of this flier.


Results of Public Ranking of Environmental Health Issues in Salina

The environmental health issues that were ranked are summarized in the abstracts below. Full issue papers are also found below. Ranking results will be used to prioritize funding for solutions that address these issues.

Summary of Results

Environmental Health Concern or Issue



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Contact Information

Barb Goode (barblj@ksu.edu)
785-452-9456 (Salina)

K-State Pollution Prevention Institute
133 Ward Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

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