Annual Wildflower Weekend (AWW)
The 2013 Annual Wildflower Weekend takes place in and around Salina, KS on September 13-15, 2013
About the AWW
Every Fall KNPS has their main event of the year - the Annual Wildflower Weekend or AWW. Our membership comes together at various locations around the state from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. We go on multiple wildflower outings, hold our annual photo contest, attend presentations, and best of all - we have fun together.
Each year the following activities take place
- Wildflower Walks
- Photo Contest
- Awards presentation
- Silent Auction
History of the AWW
Originally the Annual Meeting was composed of the membership meeting and board meeting. It was held on a Saturday and included a guest speaker. Beginning in 1997, the meeting was expanded to include Friday activities such as field trips. In 2004, the annual meeting became a three-day event beginning Friday afternoon and concluding Sunday afternoon. Because it encompassed an entire weekend and included multiple wildflower walks, the event became known as the Annual Wildflower Weekend or AWW in 2007.
The AWW committee selects and plans the location, meeting, speakers, and outings for the AWW.
The following criteria are used to select the location.
- City should not be in the same geographic region or eco-region as recent AWWs
- City must not have another large event taking place the weekend of the AWW
- The meeting space should have a capacity of 60 to 100 people
- Lodging should be avaliable in the city or nearby cities
- Locations for outings must be available
Annual Meeting Map
Map of Annual Meeting locations since 1990.
View KNPS AWW Locations in a larger map