News Release 569

Open house planned at Onondaga Cave State Park Oct. 16 featuring “The Art of Recycling”

Volume 38-569 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 29, 2010—Learn more about Onondaga Cave State Park while discovering that one man’s trash is another man’s art. An open house that showcases recycling will be held Oct. 16 at Onondaga Cave State Park near Leasburg. The event, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park visitor center and the public is invited.

Discover how to transform the many common household items that might be thrown out each day into imaginative and unique pieces of art. Learn more about where you can donate these items for others to use and also learn about recycling resources near you. This free, educational program is tailored for children but fun for all ages. 

Representatives from the St. Louis Teacher’s Recycling Center will be at the park in “Van Go,” their all-inclusive recycled art van. Leftovers Inc., from St. Charles and the Bourbon High School Art Club will be providing activities. The Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Program will be displaying previous “Trash Art” winners and promoting the next Trash Art contest. Local area businesses that accept items for recycle will be present to answer questions about their services.

Park employees will be available to answer any park-related questions as well as visit with participants about their recycling efforts. The open house is part of the department’s ongoing effort to make sure the public has input on the park’s services and facilities.

To reach Onondaga Cave State Park, take the Leasburg exit (#214) off of Interstate 44 and go seven miles south on Highway H.  For more information about the program, contact the park at 573-245-6576 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, visit