SRTC 2023 March Meeting

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Sunflower’s spring meeting will be held at 1:15 pm on Sunday, March 12 in Manhattan in the Collaboration Space & Classroom of the Manhattan Public Library. All trails enthusiasts are invited to attend.

July 2022 SRTC Meeting

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There will be an SRTC Meeting on Sunday July 10 2022 at 1:00 pm in the Groesbeck Room of the Manhattan Public Library. It will last about one hour. There will also be a zoom meeting for people who wish … Read More

January 2022 Trail News

Landon Trail Segment Opens The Overbrook-Michigan Valley section of the Landon Trail is now complete. Now, trail users can bike, hike, run or horseback-ride on a 6.8-mile continuous stretch of trail. Now, volunteers will work on extending the trail south … Read More

November 2021 Trail News

 Western Sky Trail Taking Off Efforts are once again underway to build the Western Sky Trail 19 miles between Chanute and Fredonia. The out-of-service rail line was railbanked/conserved under the National Trails Act 12 years ago by SRTC. Now, two … Read More

Rail Trail Updates and Goals

Over 27 rail-trails are either completed or partially completed and 13 are undeveloped. In fact, 565 miles are completed and 273 miles are under development or planned. The goal is to link these together into an inter-connected system. This will … Read More

Sunflower Newsletter Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 newsletter from the Sunflower Rail-Trails Conservancy contains stories on the following: $17,000 Grant Approved for Coldwater Trail Sunflower has received approval of a $17,000 federal National Recreational Trails Program grant allocated by the Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, … Read More

Sunflower Newsletter Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 newsletter from the Sunflower Rail-Trails Conservancy contains stories on the following: Lehigh Portland Rail Trail Opens The 2.3-mile Lehigh Portland Rail Trail opened in south Iola last June to great fanfare. The rail-trail connects to the 6.5-mile … Read More

Kansas Trails News – 2016

November 2016 Grant Awarded for Coldwater Trail The Dodge City-based Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas and Short Grass Prairie Division of Sunflower Rail-Trails Conservancy have announced that the Foundation has awarded the Short Grass Prairie Trail (SGPT) a $3,900 grant … Read More

Kansas Trails News – 2015

December 28, 2015 Rail-trail from Marysville, Kansas to Lincoln, Nebraska now Open! The 19.5-mile Chief Standing Bear Trail which links Beatrice, Neb. to the Nebraska state line was completed this fall creating a continuous rail-trail from Marysville to Lincoln. The … Read More

Kansas Trails News – 2014

October 1, 2014 Marysville Depot Saved, New Trail Planned “A crowd at Marysville City Building Monday night erupted in applause after the City Council approved a contract with the Union Pacific Railroad Monday for purchase of the depot and surrounding … Read More

Kansas Trails News – 2012

December 17, 2012 MEADOWLARK TRAIL HAS TWO MILES OF SCREENINGS DOWN. Joye Walker with Central Kansas Conservancy reports that the 13-mile Meadowlark Trail stretching between McPherson to Lindsborg now has limestone screenings on the first two miles going north from … Read More

Kansas Trails News – 2009

1 December 2009 Pottawatomie Creek Bridge On Prairie Spirit Trail Opens. Trent McCown, Prairie Spirit trail manager, reports that the Pottawatomie Creek Bridge on the 51-mile Prairie Spirit Trail north of Garnett has been rebuilt and that trail segment is … Read More

Kansas Trails News – 2008

Kansas Trail News, 12 February 2008 KanBikeWalk Organization Formed. A new state bicycling and walking advocacy group, KanBikeWalk, was formed in December at an organizational meeting held in Emporia attended by representatives of Kansas running, biking, and walking organizations as well … Read More

Kansas Trails News – 2007

Kansas Trails Summit Scheduled for October 19 2007 in Lawrence Advocates in the on-going effort to develop a comprehensive state trails plan, including expansion and improvement of all types of recreational trails, will host a one-day workshop October 19 in … Read More