The Westar Energy Green Team is a group of employee and retiree volunteers that take on environmental projects across Kansas.
Completing 50 to 70 projects per year on weekends and evenings, the Green Team collaborates with conservation groups, agencies and schools in enhancing and fostering an understanding of the Kansas environment.
Westar's Green Team volunteers conduct guided hunts at Jeffrey Energy Center for youths who have never harvested a turkey, dove or deer. Emphasis is on safety and having a good learning experience.The hunts are held in early April for spring turkeys, September for doves, and the December and January rifle seasons for deer. Hunters must apply and be accepted in order to participate.
Those with experienced mentors are encouraged to pursue hunting opportunities on their own to leave the limited Jeffrey hunt spaces for novice youths and their adult mentors.