Volunteers needed on "Keep Baker Beautiful Day" April 18 at Sam A. Baker State Park

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Volume 37-070 For Immediate Release: March 23, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- Volunteers are needed for the 17th annual "Keep Baker Beautiful Day" on Saturday, April 18, at Sam A. Baker State Park near Patterson.  Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, this event will be held between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Everyone is invited to this special event that recognizes Earth Day and Missouri Beautification Month by getting the park in shape for the upcoming visitation season. There will be assignments for all ages. Planting, trail care and litter patrol are just a few of the projects planned for the day.  After the work, volunteers will receive a free picnic lunch, a commemorative keepsake and a certificate of appreciation. 

Bring a pair of work gloves and drinking water, wear closed-toed shoes and join the fun! Meet at the park's visitor center around 8:30 a.m. to meet other volunteers and get your project assignments. In case of severe or inclement weather, the event will be cancelled. 

Sam A. Baker State Park is located on Highway 143 about four miles north of Patterson. Call the park office at 573-856-4411 by April 16 to register. For more information, contact the park naturalist at 573-856-4514 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks or historic sites, visit www.mostateparks.com.