U.S. Interior Secretary Makes Visit To Kansas
During his first stop Friday night at Strong City in east-central Kansas, he and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will dedicate a new $6 million visitor’s center at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
From there Salazar will head to Manhattan’s Flint Hills Discovery Center. Gov. Sam Brownback will join him Saturday in announcing that the Kansas River is being designated as the newest addition to the National Water Trails system. The national designation will provide money for highway signage directing people to boat and canoe access ramps along the river.
Both projects are part of President Barack Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative. Its goals include improving access to outdoor recreation and restoring ecosystems.