parks

KANSAS GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Last week, the Kansas Senate passed a bill that would add Little Jerusalem and The Flint Hills Trail to Kansas’ 26 state parks.

 

As the Wichita Eagle Reports, funding for the two new parks would come from the state parks fees fund -- a $300,000 one-time setup cost, and then roughly $200,000 a year for staffing and maintenance.

 

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The city of Lamar is receiving $1.3 million from a portion of Colorado lottery proceeds from Great Outdoors Colorado to invest in local parks and trails with an eye toward getting youth outdoors.

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Community gardens dole out small plots of land and encourage people with limited access to fresh produce to grow their own. Now, there’s a new twist on that model springing up across the country: edible food forests.