The view of the Flint Hills on Tuesday outside the Camp Wood YMCA Ritchie Lodge. At a summit on tourism in the Flint Hills, officials said they hoped the beauty and cultural heritage of the area combined with the tallgrass prairie will add up to something that people want to see and experience for themselves.
Gov. Sam Brownback speaks Tuesday during the Flint Hills Visioning Summit held at Camp Wood YMCA near Elmdale in the heart of the Flint Hills. Brownback encouraged the development of more tourism opportunities in the area.
Guests take pictures along a trail of rose petals laid out for Hetal Albee and Samir Patel's wedding, Tuesday, May 17, 2011.
The bride, Hetal Albee, acknowledges those gathered for her wedding along the south bank of the Kansas River Tuesday, May 17, 2011.
Cordley Elementary students admire the size of an onion plant held by school volunteer and parent Kelly Jones in the cafeteria Tuesday, May 17, 2011. For Tuesday's lunch, the students and staff ate fresh produce that the students had recently picked from Lawrence-area farms.
John Harjo pushes a trash bin while members of the city's Solid Waste Task Force observe, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. The task force took a tour to learn more about of Lawrence trash and recycling operations.
Fire crews from Kanwaka, Lecompton and Wakarusa respond to a structure fire in the 1700 block of County Road 1023 near Big Springs, about 7 miles west of Lawrence.