News Release 376

Nature hike and informational meeting planned July 17 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Volume 38-376 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JUNE 25, 2010 -- The Missouri Department of Natural invites you to a nature hike and informational meeting on Saturday, July 17 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. The two-mile guided nature hike will begin at 1 p.m., and the informational meeting will follow at 3:30 p.m.  The programs are free of charge and open to the public.

The nature hike will showcase the natural resources within the 370-acre historic site, including its limestone glades and grasslands. The ongoing prairie restoration efforts at the site will be highlighted on the nonstrenuous hike, which will be approximately two miles. Participants are encouraged to bring drinking water, sturdy shoes and sun hats.

The informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. and will focus on recent accomplishments and future plans at the historic site. Topics will include a report on site archaeological excavations conducted in the fall and spring and on State Parks Youth Corps projects. Visitors are invited to share comments about Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site 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.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves the last home and grave of Missouri frontiersman Nathan Boone.  The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on State Highway V.

For more information, contact the historic site at 417-751-3266 or 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