FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos
5737519392
amy.poos@dnr.mo.gov

Earth Day Extravaganza with Missouri Valley College at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park April 27

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL 16, 2019 – Celebrate "Earth Day Extravaganza" with the Missouri Valley College Biology Department from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 27 at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park.

The students from Missouri Valley College will lead this event for all ages and share their different interests and expertise with visitors. From 9 a.m. to noon there will be educational booths set up along the Oumessourit Wetland Spring Bluffs Trail with topics ranging from turtles and mammals to composting and recycling. The Oumessourit Wetland Spring Bluffs Trail is an easily accessible hike with little to no incline.

Meet at the large shelter house for a guided nature hike along the Earthworks trail at 10:30 a.m. The Earthworks trail is a moderately difficult hike with steep hills and narrow walkways.

We highly recommend that attendees bring and use bug spray and sunscreen and wear sturdy footwear.

Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles north of Marshall on Highway 122. For more information about the event, call the park at 660-886-7537.

For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the web at https://mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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