Public invited to share ideas during an informational meeting regarding two state parks and two state historic sites

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Volume 37-308 For Immediate Release: Sept. 4, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- In an effort to ensure that the public has an opportunity to provide input regarding services in state parks and historic sites, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an informational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park south of Columbia. The informational meeting will address issues related to Rock Bridge Memorial and Katy Trail state parks and Jewell Cemetery and Clark's Hill/Norton state historic sites. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Gilbert Picnic Shelter, located in the third loop of the upper parking lot.

Recent accomplishments at all four facilities and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meeting. The Department has developed a plan to reroute a one-mile section of the Deer Run Trail at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Part of this project is complete and is open to the public; work continues to complete the project. Visitors are invited to share comments on services and operations.

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is located five miles south of Columbia on Highway 163. Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park at 573-449-7402 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 Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at