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Seeking a water trail-use representative and an equestrian-use representative

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 1, 2023 – Missouri State Parks is accepting nominations for a water trail-use representative and an equestrian-use representative, each to serve three-year terms on the Missouri Trails Advisory Board. Members must be Missouri residents and must participate in the trail user group they represent. New board members are appointed based upon experience with trail use and trail construction, community involvement, trail user group participation, ability to represent other trail users, ability to devote adequate time to the duties, Americans with Disabilities Act knowledge and experience.

Roles of the Missouri Trails Advisory Board include:

  • Review, score and rank applications, and make recommendations to Missouri State Parks’ Grants Management Section for funding.
  • Annually review the Recreational Trail Project application and open selection process.
  • Develop project eligibility criteria, including sponsor eligibility (types of projects the state should consider for funding).

More information about the Missouri Trails Advisory Board is available at:

To nominate an individual for the Missouri Trails Advisory Board, please submit the following information by Oct. 1:

Nomination form, found on the Missouri State Parks’ website at:
Nominee's resume and/or other background information.
Two letters of recommendation.
Electronic submission is preferred. Please submit nominations to Nominations can also be mailed to Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, Grants Management Section, c/o RTP Planner, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176.

For questions and more information, call 573-751-0848. For more information about the Recreational Trails Program, visit

The Missouri Trails Advisory Board will hold its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in person at the FHWA Building, located at 3220 W. Edgewood, Suite H in Jefferson City.

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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