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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, DEC. 27, 2021 –  Team members at Cuivre River State Park encourage the public to give the gift of fish habitat this year by recycling live Christmas trees. Cuivre River State Park will accept Christmas trees until Jan. 16, 2022.  Park staff and fisheries biologists from the Missouri Department of Conservation will sink the donated Christmas trees in Lake Lincoln in an effort to improve the natural fish habitat.

By providing structure and cover for fish, the trees will improve fishing opportunities for park visitors. The drop-off point at the back of the visitor center parking lot will be marked with a sign .

This is an ongoing cooperative project between Cuivre River State Park and the Missouri Department of Conservation.

For more information about the Christmas tree recycling, contact the park office at 636-528-7247. Cuivre River State Park is located off of State Highway 47 at 678 State Route 147 in Troy.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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