News Release 078

Volunteer work day planned April 16 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Volume 39-078 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., MARCH 28, 2011 – Celebrate Earth Day by enhancing Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove at a volunteer work day Saturday, April 16. The work day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the public is invited to attend and participate.

During the volunteer work day, site staff will lead volunteers in projects to improve the appearance of the historic site. Volunteer projects will include whitewashing the Nathan Boone home and yard fence, trail maintenance, weeding and mulching young trees, and repairing boundary fences at the site.

Participants will need to sign up as state park volunteers and should bring gloves and wear clothing appropriate for outdoor work.

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. Call the historic site at 417-751-3266 for more information.

For more information on participating, 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