Flint Hills Nature Trail design workshop at Osage City

TOPEKA – The last of four workshops held to allow citizens to offer input and ideas on the development of the Flint Hills Nature Trails will be held Monday evening at Osage City.

The meeting, scheduled by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy, will be 5-7:30 p.m. April 21, at the Osage City community building, 517 S. First St.

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The beauty of nature beckons beyond this bullet-riddled sign on the Flint Hills Nature Trail, though vandals spread senseless ugliness.

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 totaling about $2.4 million, administered by KDWPT, to develop the trail.

As part of planning for use of the funds, the design team of CFS Engineers and RDG Planning and Design organized the series of community workshops to learn public opinions about the trail. Attendees will be able to learn about trail design and talk with design team members.

All interested persons are invited to attend. Although no formal presentation is planned, KDWPT personnel and KRTC members will be present to provide information.

Attendees are asked to share ideas and opinions about the trail.

Planning workshops have been held in other cities along the Flint Hills Nature Trail – Ottawa, Council Grove and Osawatomie.

See related story here.

See story about the FHNT grant here.


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