News Release 363

Informational meeting planned July 7 at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site

Volume 38-363 (For Immediate Release)
Contact:   Sue Holst
573-751-4465

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JUNE 21, 2010 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 7, at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site near Lawson. The informational meeting will be begin at 7 p.m. in the visitor center and museum and is open to the public.

Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meeting. These plans include the proposed improvements to the bicycle and walking trail. Recent improvements include the addition of a new campground check station as well as a new storage area for campfire wood. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park and site’s services and operations.

This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by the department to ensure citizens have input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.

Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site is located off Interstate 35, seven miles east of Kearney, off Highway 92 on Highway RA. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the site at  816-580-3387 or by calling the department 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 mostateparks.com.

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