News Release 068

Volunteers needed at Knob Noster State Park

Attend volunteer orientation March 2

Volume 38-068 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst
573-751-6510

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., FEB. 11, 2010 -- If you are looking for an opportunity to share your skills and enjoy the great outdoors, come to Knob Noster State Park near Knob Noster. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers and will host a volunteer orientation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2 at the park. Park staff will be available to meet with potential volunteers, provide information about volunteering and answer questions about the various tasks needed. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Knob Noster State Park, which includes two group camps, a special use area and a campground, has several different types of volunteer opportunities available. Trail watch volunteers walk trails on a monthly basis to check for any maintenance issues. Trail maintenance volunteers assist park staff in the construction of trail surface and with removal of vegetation along trails. Interpretive aide volunteers assist with presentation of naturalist programs and during special events. Maintenance volunteers work behind the scenes, helping preserve the park's cultural and natural resources. Other volunteers greet visitors and assist in research projects and many other activities.

In addition to the presentation by staff on volunteer opportunities, the meeting will include a short training session. Light refreshments will be served.

Knob Noster State Park is located near Knob Noster, one mile south of Highway 50 on Highway 23. Persons needing special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park at 660-563-2463 or the department 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 mostateparks.com.

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