State assistant tourism secretary to speak at rail trail meeting in Osage City

The Flint Hills Nature Trail extends down the old Missouri Pacific Railroad as far as the eye can see at the edge of Osage City.



Linda Craghead, Assistant Secretary of Tourism, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 annual meeting of the Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy. Registration starts at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Osage County Senior Center, 604 Market St., Osage City, with lunch being served at noon. RSVPs for lunch ($10) were requested by Nov. 15. Craghead will speak at 12:30 p.m. All trail enthusiasts are invited to attend.

In June, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced that the federal Transportation Enhancement funds combined with KDWPT trail funds will pump about $2.4 million into development of the 117-mile Flint Hills Nature Trail. See story here.

The Flint Hills Nature Trail traverses seven Kansas counties, and runs from Herington to Osawatomie on an old Missouri Pacific rail line. As operators of the Flint Hills Nature Trail and the Landon Nature Trail, KRTC holds the permit for about 40 miles of rail trail in Osage County.

Craghead’s speech will be followed by the KRTC president’s remarks, division reports, and election of board members.

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