Flint Hills Nature Trail design workshops scheduled at Osage City, Osawatomie

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy have scheduled two more meetings to allow citizens to offer input and ideas on the development of the Flint Hills Nature Trails.

One workshop will be 4:30-6 p.m. March 10, at Memorial Hall, 411 11th St., in Osawatomie.

The meeting in Osage City will be 5-7:30 p.m. April 21, at the Osage City community building, 517 S. First St.

The Flint Hills Nature Trail is a rails-to-trails project that extends 117 miles from Osawatomie to Herington. The trail has received grant funds totalling about $2.4 million, administered by KDWPT, to develop the trail.

As part of planning for use of the funds, the design team has organized a series of community workshops to learn public opinions about the trail.

All interested persons are invited to attend. Although a press release from KRTC says no formal presentation is planned, during a similar meeting held Feb. 21 in Council Grove, state officials gave a presentation and answered questions, and then attendees were asked to fill out a questionnaire to list their ideas and opinions about the trail.

Workshops were held last week at Ottawa and Council Grove.

See related story here.

See story about the FHNT grant here.

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