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Help Us Raise $55,000 in matching grant fundings to double the length of the trail!


Help fund the future of trails in Wichita!
http://igg.me/at/prairietravelers

We broke the $6,500 mark this weekend with contributions from Indiegogo and other sources. Thanks for your generosity!

We need your help to raise the additional $49,000 in the next 2 weeks! See below for details.

ACTION ALERT - March 3, 9:00 a.m.

Matt Freund, Prairie Travelers volunteer, will be presenting on our plans to proceed in extending the Prairie Sunset Trail to Hoover Road at the March 3, 2015 Wichita City Council meeting. This is the final approval needed for the Prairie Sunset Trail Extension.

The support we received at the last presentation was incredible, and we need you to help continue that momentum on March 3!

The City Council meets in the 1st Floor Board Room of City Hall, 455 N. Main.


Fund the Future

Over a decade ago, a group of dedicated volunteers got the deed for an abandoned railroad line with the dream of creating a recreational trail for bikers, hikers, runners and horseback riders.

Now an 8 mile trail built by volunteers stretches from Garden Plain past Goddard. With your help, the trail can extend another 8 miles east to Wichita and make it easier to meet up with the planned metropolitan bikeway system.

The time is now - your contribution is doubled today as part of a matching grant from the Sunflower Foundation.

2015 is a year of possibilities for trails in Wichita. On both the east and west sides of town, trail advocates from Prairie Travelers and partner organization Andover-Augusta Rail Trail Initiative (AARTI) are diligently working to create regional transportation connections that include bicyclists and pedestrians. Their combined efforts could result in a 50 mile designated bikeway stretching from Garden Plain to Augusta. Your financial support brings us closer to that goal.

Where does the money go?

Prairie Travelers, the nonprofit organization leading the charge on this effort, has applied for a $55,000 matching grant from the Sunflower Foundation.

The Impact

Your contribution helps create a healthier community. Beyond the physical transformation of the abandoned railway, trails help promote healthy, active lifestyles and build community. Prairie Travelers has more than a decade of experience building trails, and a solid track record.

Other Ways You Can Help

Can't contribute financially? No problem. Prairie Travelers has ongoing opportunities for volunteers, including monthly trail workdays and our annual fundraiser, the Walnut Valley Metric bicycle ride. Contact prairietravelers@yahoo.com.

2014 Fall/Winter Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2014

New Membership Form

MEMBERSHIP FORM | Membership FORM - COLOR

Contact to Expand the Prairie Sunset Trail!

Wichita City Council

455 N Main St, 1st Floor
Wichita, Ks 67202
(316) 268-4331
(316) 858-7743 (Fax)

Mayor Carl Brewer cbrewer@wichita.gov

Lavonta Williams - District I lkwilliams@wichita.gov

Pete Meitzner - District II pmeitzner@wichita.gov

James Clendenin - District III jclendenin@wichita.gov

Jeff Blubaugh - District IV jblubaugh@wichita.gov

Jeff Longwell - District V jlongwell@wichita.gov

Janet Miller - District VI jlmiller@wichita.gov

Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners

525 N Main, Suite 320
Wichita, Ks 67203
(316) 660-9300
(316) 383-8275 (Fax)

Dave Unruh - 1st District (Chairman) dunruh@sedgwick.gov

Tim Norton - 2nd District (Chair Pro Tem) tnorton@sedgwick.gov

Karl Peterjohn - 3rd District kpeterjo@sedgwick.gov

Richard Ranzau - 4th District rranzau@sedgwick.gov

James Skelton - 5th District jskelton@sedgwick.gov

City Manager's Office

455 N Main St, 13th Floor
Wichita, Ks 67202
(316) 268-4351
(316) 858-7712

Robert Layton, City Manager rlayton@wichita.gov

City of Wichita Park Board

455 N Main St, 11th Floor
Wichita, Ks 67202
(316) 268-4361
(316) 858-7768

Ron Allen - District 1 (316) 688-1034

Tom Roth - District 2 (316) 207-5725 (2nd Vice President) tomroth@cox.net

Hoyt Hillman - District 3 (316) 686-7105 hoythillman@sbcglobal.net

Steven Hieger - District 4 (316) 686-7105 hiegerx6@cox.net

Bryan Frye - District 5 (316) 258-3623 (President) bryan.frye@kake.com

Cincy Claycomb - District 6 (316) 655-9508 cindyclaycomb@cox.net

Chris Highfill - (At-Large) (316) 945-2665 chris@cookshvac.com

Troy Houtman - (Ex-Officio) (316) 268-4628 Director, Park & Recreation Dept - thoutman@wichita.gov

Trail Adoptee's Updated!

All sections are now adopted! Thank you!

The Prairie Sunset Trail

For those of you who have enjoyed the trail, thank you for using it and keeping us in touch with daily trail needs. This trail belongs to all of us, so please renew your membership for 2014 and take time to enjoy it. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so your donation is tax deductible. Continued improvement is feasible through membership dues and volunteering, please help in any way you can!

Sunflower Rail-Trails Conservancy

The folks at Sunflower Rail-Trails Conservancy have put together an informative brochure with the contact information for the rail trails in Kansas. In order to build and maintain these rail-trails for the enjoyment and benefit of all, volunteers and donations are always need and very welcome! Kansas Rail Trails.

Rail Trail News

If you have information regarding rail trails (proposed, under construction, or current) in Kansas, please forward the information to bryantnc@gmail.com and we will update our information.

Trail Benefits

Everyone wins with the preservation of transportation corridors and the development of linear trails: the nation retains a vital resource, the public gains a place to safely walk or ride, the railroads retain the right to restore rail service in the future, small towns can receive an economic boon, and adjacent landowners obtain access to a recreational facility and increased property values.

By helping to preserve Kansas' heritage and recreational opportunities, you will be giving your children and grandchildren an irreplaceable gift - living history. If the linear trails project cannot be kept on track, so to speak, the corridors may be lost forever. That is why Prairie Travelers needs your help.


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