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News Release 053

Contact: Steph Deidrick, 573-751-9392
                steph.deidrick@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2014 Volume 42-14-053 

Celebrate Earth Day with a hike at Pomme de Terre State Park April 26

Jefferson City, Mo. - Visitors are invited to join park staff at Pomme de Terre State Park near Hermitage on a guided nature hike to celebrate Earth Day on April 26. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the hike will begin at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Bluff trailhead in the Hermitage Area campground

Spring is a great time to experience the park’s wildflowers, birds and other wildlife. Hikers should be prepared for a 1.5-mile hike over uneven terrain and are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Hikers may want to bring water, snacks, insect repellent, a hat and sunscreen. Binoculars may also be useful for looking at wildlife and scenic views of the lake.

Pomme de Terre State Park is located off Highway 64 in Hickory County. For more information about the event, contact the park at 417-852-4291. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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Celebrating 40 years of taking care of Missouri’s natural resources. To learn more visit www.dnr.mo.gov.