Public invited to share ideas during an open house and attend Bug Day at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

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Volume 37-205 For Immediate Release: July 24, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- In an effort to ensure that the public has an opportunity to provide input regarding services provided in state parks and historic sites, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an open house on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in Wildwood.  In conjunction with the open house, the park will also host Bug Day, which features fun family activities focused on the world of insects.  The open house and Bug Day event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the park's visitor center. These activities are free and open to the public.

Representatives from the park will be on hand to review recent activities and projects at the facility, including upgrades to the wastewater system, and incoming electrical lines, roofing for the Outdoor Education Center cabins and reconstruction of the Outdoor Education Center pool. Visitors will be invited to share comments regarding park operations and future plans for development. 

Bug Day activities will include exhibits, buggy Olympics, craft activities, fun facts on insects and an insect zoo. The Tyson Research Center and Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House will provide an up-close look at some fascinating insects. This activity will be fun for all ages.

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park is located 20 miles west of St. Louis on Highway BA, between U.S. 40 and Highway 100. Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the open house can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 636-458-3813 or by calling 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 state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at