Prairie Queen Walk and Wheels Trail Project
The City of Sedalia was recently notified by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), Solid Waste Management Program of a nearly $49,000 Non-playground Scrap Tire Material Grant award for the Prairie Queen Trail Project to be located adjacent to the City of Sedalia Animal Shelter facility at 2420 S. New York Avenue. The grant provides funds for material and labor for installation of a scrap tire surface for the walking trail.
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 improvement the environment by providing a use for scrap tire materials. The grant program creates economic incentives for communities and organizations to re-reuse scrap tire material in a productive way. MDNR provides these grant funds from the 50 cent fee paid on the purchase of new tires in the state. The Missouri Scrap Tire Fee is up for renewal during the coming legislative session beginning in December 2019.
Any questions about the Prairie Queen Walk and Wheels Trail Project should be directed to the Public Works Department, 200 S. Osage Avenue, Sedalia, MO 65301, or (660) 827-3000 extension 1166.
- Pictorial Update on Prairie Queen Walk and Wheels Project - Phase I
- Video Tour: As of September 23, 2018, the Prairie Queen Walk and Wheels Trail has been laid out with utility locates, plus gravel has been installed and compacted. The City has issued bids for Non-Playground Scrap Tire Surfacing Material along with its installation. These bids are due to by September 28, 2018. Estimated project completion date is November 13, 2018.
Did you know... since 1990, over 17.6 million scrap tires have been cleaned up in Missouri for 1,386 scrap tire sites. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources estimates there are still over 150,000 scrap tires remaining in 132 dump sites and another 500,000 scrap tires remain in sites yet-to-be identified by the state.
September 23, 2018 Video - Walking the Prairie Queen Trail