Earthriders Trails Association trail building equipment stolen in Independence

Last week saw a significant theft of equipment owned and used for trail building and maintenance by the Earthriders Trails Association (ERTA) and some of its dedicated volunteers.  ERTA builds and maintains many miles of mountain biking trails in and around the Kansas City region.

ERTA's press release has the details--any information leading to the recovery of the equipment would be welcomed by ERTA, its volunteers, and area trail users:
On the afternoon of Wednesday, December 5, a Toro Dingo mini skid-steer machine, trailer and other equipment was stolen from the personal residence of a volunteer member of Earthriders Trails Association, a recognized 501(c)3 in Kansas City, Missouri.  The machine is a model 425 Dingo manufactured by Toro.  The trailer was manufactured by Eagle Trailer in Lawrence, Kansas.  Also stolen were two Stihl string trimmers (models FS190 and FS250), a Shindaiwa Backpack blower, a PA system, and three Craftsman roll-around toolboxes with tools.   
A majority of the equipment stolen belonged to Earthriders Trails Association, commonly known as ERTA.  ERTA is a volunteer organization based out of the Kansas City metropolitan area that builds and maintains off-road hiking and cycling trails in the Kansas City area.  ERTA is recognized as a valuable partner to local landmanagers, and volunteers put thousands of hours per year into maintaining trails in many of the local parks within the metropolitan area. 

Several of the items stolen were also personal property of a very dedicated trail volunteer. A reward is being offered for information regarding the whereabouts of any or all of the missing equipment.  The total value of the stolen equipment is in excess of $20,000.  If you have any informationregarding the missing equipment, please contact Todd Posson at 816-898-4112, or via email at  Above is a picture of the missing machine.