The City of Sedalia was recently notified by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), Solid Waste Management Program of a $50,000 Non-playground Scrap Tire Material Grant award for Phase II of the Prairie Queen Trail Project.

The project is located adjacent to the Sedalia Animal Shelter facility.

The City says the grant provides funds for material and labor for installation of a scrap tire surface for the walking trail.

Mayor John Kehde will host a Phase I Completion/Phase II Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Prairie Queen Trail Project on Tuesday, August 13, at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the trail head, located at 2420 S. New York Ave. The public is invited to attend the ceremony to learn more about the project.

MDNR’s Solid Waste Management Program provides funds for local communities and non-profit organizations for projects under their Non-Playground Scrap Tire Surface Material Grants.

These grants provide funds for running tracks, walking trails, equine/livestock stall mats, riding areas and other similar projects.

Funds are also provided through the Solid Waste Management Program for Playground Scrap Tire Surface Material Grants which are available only for playground projects.
These local scrap tire projects work to protect and improve the environment by providing a use for scrap tire materials.

The grant program is described as a way to create economic incentives for communities and organizations to re-use scrap tire material in a productive way. MDNR provides the grant funds from the 50¢ fee paid on the purchase of new tires in the state that is in effect through December 31, 2025.

You can follow progress on the Prairie Queen Trail Project by visiting the City of Sedalia website or via social media on Facebook or Twitter.

For questions about the Prairie Queen Trail Project, call the Public Works Department at 827-3000 ext. 1166.