Osage City workshop allows citizen input on Flint Hills Nature Trail development

Interested Osage City citizens and others from the Flint Hills Nature Trail region discuss plans for development of the trail with design team members of CFS Engineers and RDG Planning and Design.

A workshop Monday evening at Osage City’s community building was the last of four held recently to learn public opinions about development of the Flint Hills Nature Trail, which is being supported with $2.4 million in state and federal grants. Attendees were able to learn about trail design and talk with members of the design team of CFS Engineers and RDG Planning and Design.

Although not fully developed, the Flint Hills Nature Trail stretches 117 miles from Herington to Osawatomie along the former Missouri Pacific Railroad right of way. The railroad right of way cuts across Osage County from east to west and goes through Osage City and Vassar, and meets the Landon Nature Trail, also under development, near Quenemo. State officials have said previously that work on the Flint Hills Nature Trail project should begin by fall of 2014.

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Using satellite photos, Marty Shukert, of RDG Planning and Design, explains proposed development the route of the Flint Hills Nature Trail to a group of interested citizens gathered Monday evening at Osage City community building.

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

See related story here.

See story about the FHNT grant here.

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