Public invited to share ideas during an informational meeting regarding State Park and Historic Sites in Southeast Missouri

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Volume 37-138 For Immediate Release: May 20, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., - In an effort to ensure that the public has input regarding services provided in state parks and historic sites, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to two informational meetings relating to one state park and two state historic sites in the southeast area of Missouri. The first meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site. The second meeting, focusing on Big Oak Tree State Park and Towosahgy State Historic Site will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at the East Prairie Nutritional Center located at 304 E. Main Street in East Prairie.

Staff from Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, who oversees all four facilities, will be present to discuss what has happened at the state parks and historic sites during the past year. Visitors are invited to ask questions and share comments about the facilities. 

At Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, topics of discussion will include the new landscape management plan for the site, new program development, and upcoming and proposed projects. The meeting will be held at the site's office, located at 312 Dawson Road in New Madrid.

At the meeting for Big Oak Tree State Park, attendees will be able to meet the park's new natural resource steward Chris Crabtree. An overview of Towosahgy State Historic Site will also be discussed.

People requiring special accommodations or services to attend any of these meetings can call Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 573-748-5340 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information about state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at