Kansas Trail News: February 22, 2010

Kansas Trail News for February 22, 2010 from Sunflower Recreational Trails:

Flint Hills Trail In Top 10 In Nation

The 117-mile Flint Hills Nature Trail has been designated by the national Rails-to-Trails Conservancy as one of the top ten longest trails in the nation (#6). Longest Rail-Trails in America

IRS Reporting Requirements For Trail Groups

The IRS now requires all 501(c)(3) organizations which have gross receipts of less than $25,000 to file 990. An organization can file online in five minutes using an e-postcard. Otherwise, the organization could lose its 501(c)(3) status. This applies for 2007, 2008 and 2009 tax years. To file go to: http://epostcard.form990.org/

Earth Day 40th Anniversary Celebration

The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is April 22. Approximately, 20 million Americans participated in the original Earth Day in 1970. Some trail organizations are organizing trail events for Earth Day. If you know of any in Kansas, let us know.

Pittsburg Rail-Trail Moving Forward

An update on a rails-to-trails project in Pittsburg, Kansas that will transform former railroads near downtown into hiking and biking trails: Rails-to-Trails Progress in Pittsburg

Buffalo Commons National Park

The Kansas City Star earlier proposed establishment of a Buffalo Commons National Park in western Kansas. Below is a statement in support of the proposal (KC Star 2-07-10). Of course, there could be a variety of trails created in such a park. ‘Yes’ to the Buffalo Commons National Park plan

Kansas Trail NewsKansas Trail News is published monthly by Clark H. Coan, Public Information Specialist for Sunflower Recreational Trails, P.O. Box 44-2043, Lawrence, KS 66044, 785-842-3458. Reprinted with permission. If you have any trail news you’d like to share, please contact us.

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